The Three Eldest Children of King Charles I (after Van Dyck)
after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641)
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), 18th century. A full-length group portrait of the children of Charles I, Charles, Prince of Wales (1630 – 1685), Mary, Princess Royal (1631 – 1660), and James, Duke of York (1633 – 1701) standing on Turkish carpet, a King Charles spaniel to the left and right.
Given by Dr Roy Chand, 1980
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after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), artist