17th portrait king charles i wearing the order of the garter after sir anthony van dyck

17th Portrait King Charles I Wearing The Order Of The Garter After Sir Anthony Van Dyck


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This is a stunning early 17th century rendition of famous Royal sitter King Charles I in an identical pose after Sir Peter Lely’s original of 1647 in which the King is painted alongside his son James Duke Of York 1633-1701.

This fine oil on canvas portrait is a reduced version Circle of Lely after the last original which was was known to have been painted during King Charles internment at Hampton Court Palace.

Born Soest, Westphalia, 14 September 1618; died London, 30 November 1680).

Painter of Dutch origin who spent almost all his career in England and was naturalized in 1662. His family name was originally van der Faes, and the name Lely is said to have come from a lily carved on the house in The Hague where his father was born.

Lely was born in Germany (where his father, a captain of infantry, was stationed) and trained in Haarlem.

He moved to England in the early 1640s (early biographers say 1641 or 1643), and although he first painted figure compositions in landscapes (Sleeping Nymphs, c.1650, Dulwich Picture Gal., London), he soon turned to the more profitable field of portraiture where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court.

This would have been Artist Sir Peter Lely’s first commission when arriving in England and depicted the King as he appeared at the end of his life.

As an early work, the influence of Van Dyck is apparent in Lely’s depiction which makes this portrait a desirable work of art to acquire.

Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649 was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.

Charles was the second son of King James VI of Scotland, but after his father inherited the English throne in 1603, he moved to England, where he spent much of the rest of his life. He became heir apparent to the English, Irish and Scottish thrones on the death of his elder brother, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1612. An unsuccessful and unpopular attempt to marry him to a Spanish Habsburg princess culminated in an eight-month visit to Spain in 1623 that demonstrated the futility of the marriage negotiations. Two years later he married the Bourbon princess Henrietta Maria of France instead.

Presented in an original period frame as found with normal age related wear, with no losses or obvious repairs.

The portrait is in good order for age having had an historic wax reline in the past and light clean.
The lace work has slight signs of wear commensurate with age as is normal.

Height = 89 cm (35.0")
Width = 75 cm (29.5")

UK £100 / Worldwide £300

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Height = 89 cm (35")
Width = 75 cm (30")
Depth = 5 cm (2")

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