Epitomising the extraordinary skill which Sir Anthony Van Dyck brought to child portraiture, these two paintings show King Charles I’s eldest children on the eve of the English Civil War. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover the penetrating and sympathetic likeness of the royal children achieved by Van Dyck just before his death. Portrait of Charles II When Prince of Wales and Portrait of Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange are highlights of our upcoming Old Masters Evening Sale (5 December | London). Click here to watch more video.
Rare Van Dyck Portraits Reveal Royal Children Embarking on Life-Changing Journeys
London | December 2018