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136

After Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of King Charles I, half-length, wearing armour and the badge of the Order of the Garter

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

The Property of a European Private Collector

After Sir Anthony van Dyck

After Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of King Charles I, half-length, wearing armour and the badge of the Order of the Garter

Portrait of King Charles I, half-length, wearing armour and the badge of the Order of the Garter

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

862,000

GBP

The Property of a European Private Collector

After Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of King Charles I, half-length, wearing armour and the badge of the Order of the Garter


oil on canvas, unframed

76.3 x 63.2 cm.; 30 x 24⅞ in.

The canvas is lined and the paint surface is clean with a clear and even varnish. In raking light it is possible to discern a small retouching (approx. 1 cm.) in the centre of the upper margin. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals numerous and rather extensive tiny retouchings to the background, and a number of slightly larger (though still small) spots in Charles’ face, hair and armour. Despite all these, the picture presents very well in its current state and is ready to hang.


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Private collection, France.

A reduced copy after Van Dyck's iconic three-quarter length portrait of King Charles I, datable to circa 1632-33, in the collection of The Duke of Norfolk at Arundel Castle, Sussex.1 


1 https://rkd.nl/explore/images/57125