he was from Antwerp but became a cult hero in the UK,

Anthony van Dyck was the last artist to stand up for the whealth of renaissance art,
and its inventive renewal against the destructive revisionist and intolerant forces of religious fanatic puritanism.

It's a miracle that the british royals, who were totally overpowered by Cromwell c.s.
did manage to stand up to him with regard to preservation of art heritage
and managed to preserve so much of his works.
Prince William of Orange and 13 yr old wife Henrietta Mary Stuart

don't hesitate to suck it to me.
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