THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT
THE DOOMED KING
King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1600-1649). His power struggles with Parliament resulted in the English Civil War (1642-1648) in which Charles was defeated. He was tried for treason and beheaded in 1649.
Flemish Baroque artist Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) is best remembered for his striking portraits of the ill-fated King Charles I and family including Queen Consort Henrietta Maria below.
And for Van Dyck’s Self-Portrait, click:
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