Olga's Gallery

Sir Anthony van Dyck


Portrait of Henri II de Lorraine, Duc de Guise.

1634. Oil on canvas. The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. Read Note.

Anthony van Dyck. Portrait of Henri II de Lorraine, Duc de Guise.

Henri II de Lorraine, Duc de Guise (1614-1684). This portrait was painted in Brussels during Van Dyck's visit to the southern Netherlands in 1633-1634. Henri II had just fled from the French duchy of Lorraine after the failure of his intrigue against Louis XIII's prime minister