King Charles I
1 portrait on display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
King Charles I
by Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, 1631
85 in. x 53 in. (2159 mm x 1346 mm)
Click on the links below to find out more:
Artistback to top
- Daniel Mytens (circa 1590-1647), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 52 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- National Portrait Gallery: 100 Portraits, p. 31
- Audio Guide
- Cooper, John, A Guide to the National Portrait Gallery, 2009, p. 19
- Cooper, John, Great Britons: The Great Debate, 2002, p. 59
- Piper, David, The English Face, 1992, p. 78
- Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 61
- Ribeiro, Aileen, The Gallery of Fashion, 2000, p. 65
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 84
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 115
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 78
- Williamson, David, Kings and Queens, 2010, p. 114
- Williamson, David, The National Portrait Gallery: History of the Kings and Queens of England, 1998, p. 112
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1631back to top
Current affairsPrincess Mary Henrietta, the eldest daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, is born at St. James's Palace. She is distinguished as a young girl for her intelligence and beauty. Poor harvest for second year in a row causes widespread social unrest.
Art and scienceDeath of poet and clergyman, John Donne, prompts recognition from contemporary writers of his great skill as poet and intellectual. Most of Donne's poems are posthumously published, the first appearing in the anthology, Poems, 1633. Earl of Bedford commissions architect, Inigo Jones, to design St Paul's Church in Covent Garden.
InternationalRichard Boyle, Earl of Cork, is made Lord High Treasurer in Ireland; during his tenure of office, he implements successful schemes to strengthen Protestant settlers. In Venice, the Black Death comes to an end and a service of thanksgiving is held at St Mark's Basilica.
See this portrait
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
- Portrait of the Day: King Charles I & Henrietta Maria
9 April, 12:30