Not currently on display at the V&A

Portrait

1640-1690 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

There is a second miniature identical to this one in the Museum, and at least six others are known. They are based on an oval engraving of 1641 by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677). The technical uniformity of the group suggests that they were embroidered professionally. They may have been made for sale during the Civil War of 1642–1651, or perhaps later, as a memento of the dead king, Charles I, who was executed in 1649.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk embroidery on satin
Brief Description
Embroidered miniature of Charles I; silk embroidery on satin; England; 1640 - 1690.
Physical Description
Embroidered miniature of Charles I; silk embroidery on satin;
Production typesmall batch
Subject depicted
Summary
There is a second miniature identical to this one in the Museum, and at least six others are known. They are based on an oval engraving of 1641 by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677). The technical uniformity of the group suggests that they were embroidered professionally. They may have been made for sale during the Civil War of 1642–1651, or perhaps later, as a memento of the dead king, Charles I, who was executed in 1649.
Associated Object
T.175-1961 (Group)
Collection
Accession Number
812-1891

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record createdJanuary 20, 2003
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