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Progeny of Charles I

16 of 49 portraits of Mary, Princess of Orange

Progeny of Charles I, published by Edward Cooper, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck, (1637) - NPG D26448 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Progeny of Charles I

published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, (1637)
12 1/4 in. x 16 1/4 in. (312 mm x 412 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D26448


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Sittersback to top

  • Princess Anne (1636-1640), Third daughter of Charles I. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 294 portraits.
  • Princess Elizabeth (1635-1650), Daughter of Charles I. Sitter associated with 15 portraits.
  • King James II (1633-1701), Reigned 1685-88. Sitter associated with 132 portraits.
  • Mary, Princess of Orange (1631-1660), Daughter of Charles I; wife of William II of Orange-Nassau. Sitter associated with 49 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1010 portraits, Sitter associated with 31 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG 267: Five Children of King Charles I (based on same portrait)

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Events of 1637back to top

Current affairs

Politician, John Hampden, fights a high profile case refusing to pay ship money imposed by Charles I, whose case is argued by Judge, Sir John Bankes. Hampden narrowly looses the case. Charles I, eager to extend Anglicism to Scotland through the imposition of a new Prayer Book, meets with resistance.

Art and science

Sovereign of the Seas is launched, the largest, most lavishly decorated naval warship. Built by shipbuilder Peter Pett, construction is supervised by his father Phineas Pett. John Milton's greatest memorial elegy, Lycidas, is dedicated to fellow poet Edward King. Dramatist, Thomas Killigrew, writes his most popular play, The Parson's Wedding.

International

Charles I issues a proclamation that those emigrating to America must obtain a licence from the Commissioners for Plantations and a certificate proving allegiance to the king and conformity to the Church of England. First recorded economic bubble. Contract prices for tulips in the Netherlands collapses having become very high.

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