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Portraits of Two Young Englishmen
Style of Anthony van Dyck

The traditional identification of the sitters, Lords John and Bernard Stuart, as sons of Esmé Stuart, 3rd Duke of Lennox, made from the inscription, is incorrect. The original Van Dyck double portrait of the brothers 'Lord John and Bernard Stuart' is also in the Collection, and is perhaps the model for this work.

This work is painted in a manner reminiscent of Van Dyck's style in the late 1630s.

Key facts
Artist Style of Anthony van Dyck
Artist dates 1599 - 1641
Full title Portraits of Two Young Englishmen
Date made about 1635-40
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 193.7 x 126 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1922
Inventory number NG3605
Location in Gallery Not on display
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