A Noble Child with a Greyhound

follower of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641)
National Trust Inventory Number 453752

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1640 - 1693
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1435 x 1054 mm (56 1/2 x 41 1/2 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Dyrham, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Dyrham, Gloucestershire, South West, National Trust

This was one of the pictures purchased by William I Blathwayt (?1649–1717) from his uncle Thomas Povey (1613/14–c.1705) in 1693. When it was bought from Povey, it was simply titled 'A picture of a Boy wth a Grayhound' and the identity of the sitter is still unknown.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Noble Child with a Greyhound, follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641). A boy stands by a fluted column in a landscape, his left hand on the neck of a dog at the right which gazes up at him. The boy is dressed in a pale blue tunic with a mauve cloak and Roman sandles. He looks out towards the left of the picture and gestures towards the viewer with his right hand.


Purchased by William I Blathwayt (?1649-1717) from Thomas Povey (1613/14-c.1705) in 1693; thence by descent; purchased by the Ministry of Works through the National Land Fund and transferred to the National Trust for Dyrham Park in 1956.

Credit line

Dyrham Park, The Blathwayt Collection (acquired by the Ministry of Works via the National Land Fund in 1956, and transferred to the National Trust)

Makers and roles

follower of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), artist
possibly Jacob Huysmans (Antwerp c.1630 – London 1696), artist

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Category Art / Oil paintings (8381)
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Periods 17th century (21204)
Maker Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641) (208)
Jacob Huysmans (Antwerp c.1630 – London 1696) (33)
Subjects Animals (424)
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