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King Charles I

1 of 331 portraits of King Charles I

King Charles I, studio of Isaac Oliver, (circa 1612) - NPG 3064 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles I

studio of Isaac Oliver
watercolour on vellum, (circa 1612)
1 7/8 in. x 1 1/2 in. (48 mm x 38 mm) oval
Transferred from British Museum, 1939
Primary Collection
NPG 3064


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Sitterback to top

  • King Charles I (1600-1649), Reigned 1625-49. Sitter associated with 331 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Isaac Oliver (circa 1565-1617), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 71 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Shown here as a young prince, this miniature was painted after Charles's election to the Order of the Garter in 1611, aged 11. It is executed in watercolour on vellum mounted onto a playing card with a single heart on the reverse. He is shown wearing elaborate gilded armour and the blue ribbon of the Order of the Garter.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 59
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 115

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