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King Charles I

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Reigned 1625–1649. The younger son of James I and Anne of Denmark, Charles inherited his father's belief in the 'Divine Right of Kings' and his mother's interest in the visual arts. He had a happy domestic life and was the greatest of all British royal art patrons and collectors. His dismissal of Parliament and personal rule, however, along with his imposition of taxes and attempts to impose religious uniformity led eventually to civil war.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1628

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 76.2 x W 64.1 cm

Accession number

4444

Acquisition method

Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 1965

Work type

Painting


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