Charles Lewis (Louis), Elector Palatine

1 portrait of Charles Lewis (Louis), Elector Palatine

Charles Lewis (Louis), Elector Palatine, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1646 - NPG D8054 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Lewis (Louis), Elector Palatine

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1646
11 1/8 in. x 8 in. (283 mm x 204 mm) plate size; 11 3/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (289 mm x 209 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1893
Reference Collection
NPG D8054


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Artistsback to top

  • Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1010 portraits, Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
  • Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist associated with 530 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D9896: Charles Lewis (Louis), Elector Palatine (from same plate)

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Events of 1646back to top

Current affairs

First civil war ends. Under Thomas Fairfax, Commander-in-Chief, Parliamentarians defeat Royalist armies in the last major conflicts of the war, the Battles of Torrington and Stow-on-the-Wold. The subsequent fall of Royalist Oxford forces Charles I to flee and he surrenders himself to the Scots at Newark.

Art and science

Portrait painter, William Dobson, returns to London after the defeat of the king and is briefly imprisoned for debt. He dies in poverty aged thirty-five.

International

Instructed by Charles I, James Butler, Marquess of Ormonde resumes negotiations with the Irish Confederates attempting to raise troops for the royalist cause. The resulting First Ormonde Peace, though publicly proclaimed, is eventually rejected by the Confederates on account of papal ambassador, Archbishop Rinuccini's considerable influence.

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