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Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Snyder's wife'; Margareta de Vos 1857

Albumen print | 26.5 x 19.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2081410

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Photograph of a painting of a three-quarter length portrait of  Margareta de Vos, the wife of the artist Frans Snyders. The sitter faces halfway to the left and turns her head slightly to gaze at the viewer. She wears a dark colour dress with lace sleeves, a hair cap and a large ruff. There is a vase of flowers in the upper left corner. Part of an identification number can be seen in the lower right corner. The painting is by Anthony van Dyck, who painted Snyders and his wife on more than one occasion.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick. The painting is now held by the Frick Collection, New York.

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    After Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) (artist)

  • 26.5 x 19.9 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Ruffs (clothing)