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Isaac Oliver
PORTRAIT OF CHARLES I (1600-1649), WHEN DUKE OF YORK 
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Isaac Oliver
PORTRAIT OF CHARLES I (1600-1649), WHEN DUKE OF YORK 
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Isaac Oliver
ROUEN CIRCA 1556 - 1617 LONDON
PORTRAIT OF CHARLES I (1600-1649), WHEN DUKE OF YORK 
Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, carved wood frame
67 by 52 mm
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Provenance

S. Reynolds Solly, by 1862;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 27 June 1940, lot 21, illustrated as the frontispiece (as Peter Oliver);
Robert H. Rockliffe, Compton Grange, Eastbourne;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 November 1947, lot 60, bt. Davis;
Cecil Davis;
sale, London, Christie's, 15 April 1997, lot 32,
where acquired by Bernadette and William M.B. Berger, Denver, Colorado

Exhibited

London, South Kensington Museum, Special Exhibition of Works of Art, 1862, no. 2606

Catalogue Note

This portrait compares with another miniature by Oliver (54 by 41 mm), in the Royal Collection.1 There are differences in presentation between the two: the Duke is depicted wearing different armour and in the present work he wears the Order of the Garter as a sash, rather than a ribbon about his neck. Further, the curtain, in the example in the Royal Collection, hangs straighter. When Abraham van der Doort (circa 1575-1640) made an inventory of the King's pictures, he recorded the version in the Royal Collection as 'your Matie [sic] when you were Duke of Yorke [sic].' This indicates that the portrait was taken prior to November 1616, when the sitter was created Prince of Wales.

1. Royal Collection, inv. no. 420048

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