Born at Antwerp in 1599; died 1641; aged 42. This incomparable painter was a disciple of Rubens, and has in many parts of painting been acknowledged to surpass his master: his touch is more delicate, his ideas more graceful, and his expression more true. He studied in Italy the works of Titian and Paul Veronese and acquired such a delicacy of pencil as to place him almost in competition with Correggio. This specimen is a proof of Vandycke's splendour in colour and composition, and of a chasteness of feeling beyond the power of Rubens. The carnations are sweet and powerful; the drapery grand and simple; while the landscape is scarcely unworthy of Titian. [P. 13.]
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