King Charles I (1600-1649) Reigned 1625-49

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • About the artist
    Daniel Mytens, the son of a coachbuilder and saddler, was born in Delft, the Netherlands. He moved to London in the mid-1610s, to establish himself as a portrait painter. In 1624, King James I granted Mytens a pension of £50 per year and in the same year he was made a denizen of the UK. However, when Anthony van Dyck returned to London in 1632, Mytens’ career suffered a considerable blow. Van Dyck soon replaced Mytens as the favoured portraitist of Charles I and the loss of esteem apparently influenced Mytens in his decision to retire early from his painting career. He returned to the Netherlands and died in The Hague, sometime in 1647.
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    Title
    King Charles I (1600-1649) Reigned 1625-49
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 181.00 cm, width: 129.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leggatt Bros, November 1955
    Provenance
    With Leggatt Bros.; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in November 1955
    GAC number
    3365