The Five Eldest Children of King Charles I, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck, circa 1680-84 (1637) - NPG D11400 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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The Five Eldest Children of King Charles I

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1680-84 (1637)
12 3/4 in. x 16 in. (324 mm x 407 mm) plate size; 14 1/4 in. x 17 1/2 in. (362 mm x 446 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries, 1984
NPG D11400

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16 September 2015, 04:11

The Browne may be reproduction of King Charles I version which was the second picture returned to Col Hawley (attributed to Titian). The Cooper matches the first picture returned which is attributed and inscribed "by Van Dyck" NPG267. Please compare the pleat in King James' sleeve and the angle of the mastiff's muzzle in both the Browne, Cooper and other versions for the more obvious differences. Most of the reproduced versions are also comparable to the King Charles I's rather than the Queens' version.

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