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  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    David, Francois Alexandre (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamel on porcelain, gilt-bronze

  • Credit Line:

    The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world's great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.

Physical description

Oval miniature portrait of Charles I after Anthonis van Dyck, enamel on porcelain, in gilt-bronze frame with ropetwist and reeded borders set with foliage and surmounted by a crown

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)


ca. 1850 (made)


David, Francois Alexandre (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Enamel on porcelain, gilt-bronze


Height: 20.9 cm, Width: 13.5 cm, Depth: 2.1 cm

Descriptive line

Oval miniature portrait of Charles I, enamel on porcelain, poss. Francois Alexandre David, 1850


Enamel; Porcelain; Gilt-bronze


Painting (image-making); Gilding; Casting


Metalwork Collection

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