Portrait of the Antwerp Jeweller Johannes Gansacker
Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641)
FRIDAY NIGHT = DATE NIGHT!
Tonight I'm your date. You won't regret it! Not only am I an attractive man, I'm also a famous Antwerp jeweller. What's more, I'm particularly interested in the special techniques of diamond cutting, something every woman loves and something that has made me very rich.
ARE YOU REALLY RICH?
You bet I am: business is booming! You can see that in my portrait too. I’ve had myself immortalised on canvas by the best portrait artist in Antwerp and I also asked him to paint the curtain behind me in red, the most expensive color. See that fancy Spanish chair next to me? I have several of those at my house.
You can find me in the Museum Snijders&Rockoxhuis but still behind closed doors.