Three Eldest Children of King Charles I in 1635: King Charles II (1630-1685) when Prince of Wales, King James II and VII (1633-1701) when Duke of York, Mary, Princess of Orange (1631-1660)
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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.
- Charles IIJames II and VIIMary, Princess of Orange
- royal portrait, group portrait, flower, dog, boy, girl, 17th century costume, dress, cap, van dyke collar, son, daughter, pet, sister, brother, child, Prince, Duke, Princess, pillar (architectural feature), domestic interior, wall hanging, carpet
- Three Eldest Children of King Charles I in 1635: King Charles II (1630-1685) when Prince of Wales, King James II and VII (1633-1701) when Duke of York, Mary, Princess of Orange (1631-1660)
- Oil on canvas
- height: 64.00 cm, width: 76.70 cm
- Purchased from E & H Thompson, Carlisle, June 1954
- bl: Regis Magnae Britaniae / Proles / Princeps Carolus natus 29 May / 1630 / Jacobus Dux Eboracencis / natus 14 Oct 1633 / et filia Princeps Maria / nata 4 No: 1631 / AR fecit
- Purchased from E & H Thompson, Carlisle 1954
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