Vandyke

Vandyke

[van-dahyk]
noun
1.
Sir Anthony, Van Dyck, Sir Anthony.
4.
Printing. a proof having white lines on a brown ground or vice versa, made from a negative for a plate.
Also, vandyke (for defs 2, 3).
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Van Dyck or Vandyke (væn ˈdaɪk)
 
n
Sir Anthony. 1599--1641, Flemish painter; court painter to Charles I of England (1632--41). He is best known for his portraits of the aristocracy
 
Vandyke or Vandyke
 
n

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vandyke
"short, pointed beard," 1894, from the style shown on portraits by Flem. painter Anton Van Dyck (1599-1641); earlier "a type of collar with a deep cut edge" (1755) also from a style depicted in his paintings.
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