The Three Eldest Children of King Charles I (after Van Dyck)
after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641)
Art / Oil paintings
circa 1675 - 1700
Oil on canvas
1219 x 1372 mm (48 x 54 in)
Place of origin
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Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
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This is a version of an original painting in the Royal Collection. It is a charming and very popular image of the royal children. There are many copies of this composition and of the later, larger portrait with five children, which can be found throughout all the National Trust collections. Its appeal extended beyond supporters of the Stuarts.
Oil painting on canvas, The Three Eldest Children of King Charles I, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), late 17th century. Prince Charles , later Charles II (1630-1685), James Duke of York, later James II (1633-1701), and Princess Mary Henrietta, later Princess of Orange (1631-1660). All three shown three-quarter length, standing, with two King Charles spaniels to left and right; Charles to the left, James, the centre and Mary, the right. The original of 1635 is in the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle.
First recorded in 1731;bequeathed by (Henry John) Ralph Bankes (1902 – 1981) together with the estates of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy and its entire contents
Kingston Lacy, The Bankes Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), artist