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David Des Granges

(circa 1611-circa 1672)

Artist associated with 2 portraits
David Des Granges was a painter, engraver and prolific miniature painter. He took the royalist side during the English civil war and commonwealth period; he followed Charles II to Scotland and produced many miniatures of his royal patron. In 1671, disabled and unable to support his family, he had to plead for the payment owed for thirteen of his civil war miniatures. He is believed to have died shortly after this.

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King Charles I, by David Des Granges, after  John Hoskins - NPG 1924

King Charles I

by David Des Granges, after John Hoskins
watercolour on vellum, based on a work of circa 1645
On display in the Room 5 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1924

King Charles II, by David Des Granges, after  Adriaen Hanneman - NPG 6276

King Charles II

by David Des Granges, after Adriaen Hanneman
watercolour on vellum, based on a work of 1648
On display in the Room 5 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6276


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