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Charles Ist. King of Great Britain &c.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1770 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Strange, Robert (Sir), born 1721 - died 1792 (engraver)
    Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 8

Physical description

Whole-length portrait, slightly to right and looking to front, with left hand on hip and right arm resting on a pedestal; on the pedestal is a crown and orb. The sitter is wearing robes and a chain around his neck, with a pendant of St. George.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)


1770 (printed)


Strange, Robert (Sir), born 1721 - died 1792 (engraver)
Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'R. Strange Academiae Regiae artis Graphices parisus, et Academiarum Romae, Florentiae, atque Bononiae Socius Academiae item parmensis professor Londini delineavit et sculpsit Ao. 1770. Charles Ist. King of Great Britain &c. From the painting of Sir Anthony Vandyck, 3 feet 9 inchest high; by 2 feet 3 inches wide, in the Collection of Robert Strange. This picture formerly in the Collection of Charles Ist, was amongst other portraits of the Royal family carried abroad by James IId. It was given as a present by that Monarch to Cardinal Philip Thomas Howard. The Cardinal dying at Rome, it came afterwards into the possession of James Edgar Esqr. Secretary to the Grandson of Charles, 1st whose custody it remained many years. Upon the death of Mr. Edgar, which happened during Mr. Strange's stay at Rome, he purchased it of the executors.'


Height: 66.4 cm approx., Width: 46.3 cm approx.

Descriptive line

Print, whole-length portrait of Charles I, engraving by Robert Strange after Anthony Van Dyck, 1770.

Production Note

This print was made from a drawing by Strange, after the original portrait by Van Dyck.





Subjects depicted

Column; Man; Orb; Crown; King; Pendant; Pedestal


Prints; Portraits; Royalty; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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