Van Dyck (1599-1641) born in Antwerp and by 1630 had risen to be court painter to the Habsbourg Governor of Flanders. Charles I was a passionate patron of the arts and encouraged Van Dyck's move to London, knighting him shortly after his arrival in April 1632 and granting him a pension and many commissions. Sir Anthony Van Dyck, as he became known, would continue in the royal service until his death in 1641.
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Editors. "Van Dyck knighted and granted pension by Charles I". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2008
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