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King Charles I

2 of 331 portraits of King Charles I

King Charles I, by Unknown artist, circa 1617-1620 - NPG 1112 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles I

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1617-1620
79 in. x 45 1/2 in. (2007 mm x 1156 mm)
Purchased, 1897
Primary Collection
NPG 1112


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

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This portrait was once thought to be by the Flemish artist Abraham van Blyenberch but this attribution has been rejected following analysis by the Gallery's Making Art in Tudor Britain research project.

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  • MacLeod, Catherine, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection at Montacute House, 1999, p. 31
  • Piper, David, The English Face, 1992, p. 78
  • Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 60
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 115