Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Cumberland (1619-1682) royalist army and naval officer, and patron of science

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Czech Republic
    City: Prague
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Sir Anthony van Dyck was born in Antwerp. Early in his career he was an assistant to Peter Paul Rubens. He first visited England between November 1620 and February 1621, where his work impressed King James I. He then travelled to Italy, staying until the autumn of 1627, before returning to Antwerp. During his time in Italy, van Dyck developed as a portrait painter, painting mostly wealthy merchant-princes. His style evolved under the influence of works by Titian and Veronese. In 1632 he returned to England, where he became 'Principal Painter in Ordinary' to Charles I. The following year he was knighted. His portraits of the royal family enhanced their prestige at home and abroad and his work had a profound influence on British portraiture.
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    Materials & Techniques
    engraving
  • Details
    Title
    Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Cumberland (1619-1682) royalist army and naval officer, and patron of science
    Date
    Medium
    Engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 29.70 cm, width: 22.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Grosvenor Prints, May 2002
    Provenance
    With Grosvenor Prints, London; from whom purchased by the Government Art Collection in May 2002
    GAC number
    17710