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Title

Charles I


Artist

William Faithorne

England

circa 1616 - 1691


About

The king wears armour, with the Garter badge on its gold chain. This engraving relates to a number of portraits of Charles I painted by van Dyck c.1637, although none of them corresponds exactly. During the Civil War, Faithorne served in the royalist garrison at Basing House. Following his imprisonment in London, he was banished to Paris in the late 1640s. There he was helped by the famous print collector, Michel de Marolles, and came under the powerful influence of the engraver Robert Nanteuil.


Details


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Dimensions

24.7 x 16.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1937


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6475


Artist information

William Faithorne

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history