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    Sale 5430

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 40

    After Sir Anthony van Dyck

    Portrait of King Charles I, three-quarter-length, in armour, a baton in his right hand, an orb and crown on a plinth to his left

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    After Sir Anthony van Dyck
    Portrait of King Charles I, three-quarter-length, in armour, a baton in his right hand, an orb and crown on a plinth to his left
    with inscription 'CHARLES I' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.7 cm.)


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    This copy, dateable to c. 1660, derives from the portrait of King Charles I by Sir Anthony van Dyck in the collection of the Duke of Norfolk at Arundel Castle, in which there is a helmet rather than an orb and crown to his left. Van Dyck settled in London in 1632, becoming 'Principal Painter in Ordinary to their Majesties'. He painted numerous portraits of the King, of which the picture at Arundel Castle is one of the earliest, dateable to c.1632-33. The present picture, with its orb and crown, is almost identical to the copy in the collection of the Earl of Bathurst at Cirencester Park (Courtauld negative no. B78/177).

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    Provenance

    Sir George Allanson Cayley, 8th Bt. (1831-1895), of Brompton, York, by 1889.