Portrait of Lucas Fayd'herbe (?)

Lucas Fayd'Herbe was a cousin of Pieter Franchoijs and had returned to his native Malines in Belgium by 1640. The costume has been dated to about 1640-50.

Fayd'herbe was a pupil of Rubens, but Franchoijs has painted his cousin as a fashionable gentleman rather than as an artist. At this time artists were being presented and commemorated as worthy additions to the traditional careers that qualified as 'Famous Men'.

Key facts

Artist dates
1606 - 1654
Full title
Portrait of Lucas Fayd'herbe (?)
Date made
about 1640-50
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
99.1 x 79.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
Location in Gallery