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The Union of the Crowns of England and Scotland

Photo credit: The Banqueting House – Whitehall Palace, Historic Royal Palaces

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This canvas, which is directly overhead as you enter the hall, shows the joining of the crowns of Scotland and England under the reign of James I. The goddess Minerva brings the two crowns together over the young child who may either represent Great Britain, or the royal heir, the future Charles II, who was born when the paintings were commissioned.

The Banqueting House – Whitehall Palace, Historic Royal Palaces

London

  • Date

    c.1632–1634

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    762 x 549 cm

  • Accession number

    3001883.d

  • Acquisition method

    commissioned by James I and Charles I, c.1621 and c.1629

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Whitehall, London, Greater London SW1A 2ER England

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