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King James I of England and VI of Scotland

2 of 7 portraits on display in Room 3 at Montacute House

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, by Unknown artist, late 16th century (1574) - NPG 63 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, late 16th century (1574)
46 1/2 in. x 28 3/4 in. (1181 mm x 730 mm)
Purchased, 1859
Primary Collection
NPG 63

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James is seen in this painting at the age of eight, dressed for hunting with a sparrow hawk on his gloved left hand.

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  • MacLeod, Catherine, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection at Montacute House, 1999, p. 26
  • Robin Gibson, Pets in Portraits, 2015, p. 8
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 331
  • Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 176