Charles I, King of England

Wenceslaus Hollar, Anthonis van Dyck - inventor

Wenceslaus Hollar, Anthonis van Dyck - inventor - Charles I, King of England
Hollar arrived in England during the times of Charles I Stuart (1600-1649). The artist also worked for the royal family, as he recorded in his brief autobiography, a fact also documented in a number of portraits and dedications. However, the reign of Charles I led to problems that resulted in the English Civil War. The king was arrested and, in 1649, executed. His portrait, based on a painting by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), is dated the year of the king’s execution and was published during Hollar’s residence in Antwerp.
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measurements: height 128 mm
width 98 mm
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material: paper
technique: etching
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inventory number: R 19669
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain