King Charles I (1600-1649), mezzotint portrait, Published Circa 1688

King Charles I (1600-1649), mezzotint portrait, Published Circa 1688

Code: 10468

Dimensions:

H: 36.3cm (14.3")W: 27cm (10.6")

£250.00

King Charles I (1600-1649)
Portrait engraved by Isaac Beckett (1653-1688) after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641)
Published by John Smith (1652-1743)
Mezzotint on paper
Circa 1688
36.3 cm x 27 cm (sheet)

Mezzotint portrait of King Charles I, bust length with long hair, beard, lace collar, armour, and George on a chain around neck. Within a feigned oval. Lettered with Latin inscription beneath "Carolus DG Ang: Sco: Fra: et Hib Rex", artists' details "A van Dyke pinx: I Beckett fe:" and the publisher's address "Sold by I Smith at the Lyon & Crown in Russell Street Covent Garden"

Third State. See Royal Collection RCIN 601565; Britih Museum 1950,0520.365 etc

Literature:
Chaloner Smith 1883 / British Mezzotinto portraits from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century (16.II) New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) / The New Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts 1450-1700 (382.III)