anthony vandyke


noun

  1. Sir Anthony. Van Dyck, Sir Anthony.
  2. Vandyke beard.
  3. Vandyke collar.
  4. Printing. a proof having white lines on a brown ground or vice versa, made from a negative for a plate.
n.

“short, pointed beard,” 1894, from the style shown on portraits by Flemish 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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