Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Portrait—The Doomed King Times Three

 

THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT

THE DOOMED KING

 

 

Anthony van Dyck, Charles I in Three Postions (Triple Portrait), 1635-1636, oil on canvas, Royal Collection, London, UK

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.

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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:

The Artist and the Sunflower

The images in this blog are used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

Anthony van Dyck, Princess Henrietta Maria of France and Queen Consort of England, 1636-1638, oil on canvas, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

 

 

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