Portrait of a Man in Armour with Red Brassard

Dyck, Anthony van (1599-1641) | Painter


This half-length portrait depicts a young man in armour; with his body turned to the right, his eyes gaze past the viewer with an air of pride. He wears a red armband, which identifies him as a high-ranking military officer. The polished black armour with its silvery light reflections contrasts dramatically with the red fabric of the armband, attesting to the painterly elegance and delicate execution of this work. The picture was painted in Italy, where Van Dyck became a successful portraitist.

Material & Technique
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1625/27
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 1026