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Portrait
  • Portrait
    Wenceslaus Hollar, born 1607 - died 1677
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Portrait

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1640-1690 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wenceslaus Hollar, born 1607 - died 1677 (designer)
    Unknown (embroiderer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk embroidery on satin

  • Museum number:

    812-1891

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Physical description

Embroidered miniature of Charles I; silk embroidery on satin;

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1640-1690 (made)

Artist/maker

Wenceslaus Hollar, born 1607 - died 1677 (designer)
Unknown (embroiderer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk embroidery on satin

Descriptive line

Embroidered miniature of Charles I; silk embroidery on satin; England; 1640 - 1690.

Materials

Silk; Satin

Techniques

Embroidering

Categories

Images Online; Textiles; Embroidery; Portraits; Royalty

Production Type

small batch

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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