King Charles I

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King Charles I

by Benoit Audran the Elder, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1697
12 3/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (315 mm x 186 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D26335

Sitterback to top

  • King Charles I (1600-1649), Reigned 1625-49. Sitter associated with 335 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Benoit Audran the Elder (1661-1721), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 6 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

Events of 1697back to top

Current affairs

William III argues for the existence of a peacetime standing army to maintain England's safety. Unpopular with both political parties, Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, leads the opposition against the proposal.
The first service at St. Paul Cathedral is held since the building was destroyed by the Great Fire.

Art and science

Circumnavigator, William Dampier, publishes New Voyage Round the World.
Painter and member of the Whiggish Kit-Cat Club, Godfrey Kneller starts to paint the club's members devising a special portrait size for the series.

International

Negotiations between William Bentinck, Earl of Portland, and Louis XIV's representative, Marshal Boufflers, effectuate the signing of a peace treaty at Ryswick, ending the Nine Years' War with France. The terms include re-establishment of the territorial position in 1688 and Louis's acknowledgement of William III as King of England.

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