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A Portrait of King Charles I, After Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641).

Oil on canvas, 109.9cm by 88.9cm.

Charles succeeded to the throne on the death of his father James I in 1625. He was a great collector and patron of the arts, but his firm belief in the Divine Right of Kings and his ability to rule according to his own conscience, brought him into conflict with Parliament and led to the English Civil War and his execution in 1649.

A copy of the picture in the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.




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