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Title

Charles I

Artist

William Faithorne

England

circa 1616 – 1691

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    William Faithorne

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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