solddouble portrait of king charles i and queen henrietta maria after van dyck

SOLD...Double portrait of King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria; After Van Dyck


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Item Ref

8480

Description

Oil on canvas in period black and gilt frame.
The sitters are Charles Stuart, (son of James I and Anne of Denmark) and his wife Henrietta Maria, (sister of Louis XIII of France and daughter of Henri IV and Marie de' Medici).
A good 18th-century copy after the famous 17th c. original attributed to the School of Van Dyck in the Pitti Palace, Florence.
(See M. Chiarini & S. Padovani, 'La Galleria Palatina e gli Appartamenti Reali di Palazzo Pitti: Catalogo dei Dipinti', Florence 2003, p. 162, cat. no. 256, reproduced).
SIR ANTHONY VAN DYKE (1599-1641) was the greatest master of the European baroque portrait. Born in Antwerp, he first visited England in 1620. In 1632 he entered the service of King Charles I as Court Painter, and was knighted in 1633.
His clientele was essentially the aristocratic circle of courtiers, many of whom lived in a romantic royalist dream world which collapsed in ruins in the Civil War, soon after Van Dyck's death.
Sir Anthony Van Dyke's influence on the art of the portrait is almost beyond measure.
SIZE: 29.5 x 35.5 inches inc. frame.
PROVENANCE: Italian Private Collection.
Internal Ref: 8480



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