Van der Doort c.1639

Van Eyck

Calling of St Matthew out of the Custom House, 10 large figures less than half-life-size and 22 smaller far off, curious altarpiece

Walpole Society reference (1960): 
WS 10, № 13
Measurements (Van der Doort): 
6ft x 5ft 7in (182.9 x 170.2cm)
very old defaced, thick panel
gilded arched frame like an altar-piece
Acquired in Elizabeth I's time at the taking of Cadiz and given to the King
Gift / Exchange / Bought / Inherited: 
Original Manuscript page number: 
MS. Ash. 1514, f. 14
Charles II inventory c1666: 
Hampton Court, no 119, 180 x 170
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