Van Dyck, Portrait Of The Artist (possibly 1620-21)

Weighed in already but let’s get Hemingway’s take:

Mrs. Hemingway called to us.  She was looking at “Portrait of the Artist” by Van Dyck.  Hemingway looked at it, nodded approval, and said, “In Spain, we had a fighter pilot named Whitey Dahl, so Whitey came to me one time and said, ‘Mr. Hemingway, is Van Dyck a good painter?’ I said ‘Yes, he is.’ He said, ‘Well, I’m glad, because I have one in my room and I like it very much, and I’m glad he’s a good painter because I like him.’  The next day, Whitey was shot down.”

– from Miss Ross again.


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