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Book competition

20 May 2016

This week’s competition prize is Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture by Stijn Alsteens (ed.), published by Yale University Press (£40). Click here for your chance to win.

This landmark volume is a comprehensive survey of the portrait drawings, paintings, and prints of Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), one of the most celebrated portraitists of all time. Showcasing the full range of Van Dyck’s fascinating international career with more than 100 works, this catalogue celebrates the artist’s versatility, inventiveness, and influential approach to portraiture. Works include preparatory drawings and oil sketches that shed light on the artists working process, prints that allowed his work to reach a wider audience, and grand painted portraits.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 3 June.

Van Dyck was court painter to which English king?

This competition closes at midday on 3 June.

For our last competition prize we offered Histories of Ornament: From Global to Local by Gülru Necipoğlu and Alina Payne (eds.), published by Princeton University Press (£44.95)

Which influential architect wrote the famous 1908 essay ‘Ornament and Crime’?

Answer: Adolf Loos

Congratulations to the winner, Sophie Ploeg.