• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 18

    Circle of John de Critz (Antwerp 1551/2-1642 London)

    Portrait of King James I (1603-1625), bust-length, in a plumed hat

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of John de Critz (Antwerp 1551/2-1642 London)
    Portrait of King James I (1603-1625), bust-length, in a plumed hat
    oil on panel
    13¾ x 10½ in. (35 x 26.7 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    The present portrait appears to be based on the full-length portrait of King James I thought to be by John de Critz (in a private collection), in which the sitter appears in an ostrich plumed and jewelled hat. He was also painted three-quarter-length by the artist (in the National Maritime Museum, London).

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.