National Geographic : 1950 Jun
0 National Geographic Society 767 VAN DYCK * The Blessed Hermann Joseph Adoring the Virgin Van Dyck. who is known chiefly for his portraiture, produced a number of religious paintings in which tile influence of Rul)ens, his teacher, was clearly visible. He painted "The Blessed I lermann Joseph Adoring the Virgin in 1650 for the Brotherhood of Baclielors of Antwerp. of which lie was a member. Two years before Ilis death Van Dyck surrendered his bachelorliood and married Lady Mary Ruthven in London. Almost 1,000 works of art are ascribed to him. England regarded the ilemnish artist so highly that lie was buried in old St. Paul's.