6 July 2007
PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR
Circle of Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599-1641 London)
The three eldest children of Charles I: Charles, Prince of Wales (1630-1685), Mary, Princess Royal (1631-1660), and James, Duke of York (1633-1701)
inscribed 'REGIS MAGNAE BRITANIAE/PROLES/PRINCEPS CAROLVS NATVS 29 MAY 1630/JACOBVS DVX EBORACENCIS NATVS 14 OCT 1633/ET FILIA PRINCEPS MARIA NATA 4 NO 1631' (centre left) and dated 'ANNO 1635' (lower left)
oil on canvas
52¼ x 60 3/8 in. 132.7 x 153.4 cm.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 10 April 1992, lot 3 (when acquired by the present owner).
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S.J. Barnes, N. de Poorter, O. Millar, and H. Vey, Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven, 2004, p. 479, under no. IV.61.
The prime version of this picture is in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. Van Dyck executed an earlier portrait of the three Stuart children, in which Charles is shown unbreeched (Turin, Galleria Sabauda; Barnes, et al, op. cit., pp. 476-9, no. iv.60).
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