An image of Charles I

William Faithorne

(England circa 1616 – 1691)

Charles I

Location
Not on display
Further information

The king wears armour, with the Garter badge on its gold chain. This engraving relates to a number of portraits of Charles I painted by van Dyck c.1637, although none of them corresponds exactly. During the Civil War, Faithorne served in the royalist garrison at Basing House. Following his imprisonment in London, he was banished to Paris in the late 1640s. There he was helped by the famous print collector, Michel de Marolles, and came under the powerful influence of the engraver Robert Nanteuil.

Media
Print
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
24.7 x 16.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1937
Accession number
6475