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King Charles the First

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    02/03/1778 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Boydell, Josiah, born 1752 - died 1817 (engraver)
    Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
    Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    23122

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Whole-length portrait, to front, standing in armour, holding a baton in right hand and resting left arm on a pedestal; on the plinth is a crown and helmet. Below is a coat of arms.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

02/03/1778 (published)

Artist/maker

Boydell, Josiah, born 1752 - died 1817 (engraver)
Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Van Dyke pinxit. Josiah Boydell delt. & sculpsit. King Charles the First. In the Drawing Room at Houghton. Size of the Picture 4'3 by 7'3 high. Published March 2d 1778 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 54.2 cm, Width: 36.9 cm

Object history note

Plate 48 of volume I of the Houghton Gallery, published by Boydell, the prints of which were sold separately from the work if desired.

Descriptive line

Portrait of King Charles I standing in armour. Mezzotint by Josiah Boydell after Anthony Van Dyck, 1778.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 1, p.81.

Production Note

This print was made from a drawing by Josiah Boydell, after the original painting by Van Dyck.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Pedestal; Baton; Coat of arms; Man; Armour; Sword; King

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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