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King Charles 1st Attributed To Theodore Russell Cromwellian 17th Oil Portrait Painting C1645

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Sold by: Historic Antique Paintings

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17TH CENTURY ( Circa 1645 ) OLD MASTER OIL ON CANVAS PORTRAIT OF KING CHARLES I
NOTE
We think this portrait is a copy in the style of artist Theodore Russell, similar work.
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A good 17th century English oil on canvas portrait of King Charles I Attributed to Artist Theodore Russell ( 1614-1689 )
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Period half length portrait of Charles I wearing armour and linen collar painted with a stormy sky scape depicted beyond.
This famous Royal sitter stares with eyes concentrated on the viewer with a firm gaze.
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ABOUT KING CHARLES 1ST
Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649 was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.
Charles was the second son of King James VI of Scotland, but after his father inherited the English throne in 1603, he moved to England, where he spent much of the rest of his life. He became heir apparent to the English, Irish and Scottish thrones on the death of his elder brother, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1612. An unsuccessful and unpopular attempt to marry him to a Spanish Habsburg princess culminated in an eight-month visit to Spain in 1623 that demonstrated the futility of the marriage negotiations. Two years later he married the Bourbon princess Henrietta Maria of France instead.
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ABOUT ARTIST THEODORE RUSSELL b.1614-d1689
Theodore Roussel (Russell) was born in London in 1614, the son of Nicasius, a goldsmith and jeweller who left Bruges for England around 1567 and married his second wife Clara in 1604. She was the sister of the eminent portrait painter Cornelis Johnson with whom Theodore reputedly spent a nine year apprenticeship prior to working as an assistant to van Dyck. Following the master’s death in 1641, Roussel appears to have begun copying van Dyck’s portraits ‘very tolerably on small pannels’. However, no contemporary accounts have surfaced to corroborate this and confusion with what are now accepted as small works by Leemput have cast some doubt on the volume of work he undertook in this manner. There is a set of five bust-length portraits at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, including a male portrait, signed and dated 1644 but generally, signed portraits by Roussel are rare indeed. Small panel portrait sets including works attributable to both Leemput and Roussel (some copied directly from van Dyck) can be found at Woburn in Bedfordshire, Southside in Wimbledon and Knowle in Kent, as well as examples in the Royal Collection.
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CONDITION
Relined and re-stretched in the 19th century this painting has been recently conserved and is sold ready to hang
The lace work has slight signs of wear consistant with age and craquelure.
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FRAME
Contained within an antique ebonized wooden frame with inner gilt slip.
The early wooden ebonised frame has bruising around edges consistent with age.
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FRAMED MEASUREMENTS :
Height 29.5" Inches ( 75 cm )
Width : 25” Inches ( 63.5 cm )
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DELIVERY
UK MAINLAND By Courier £80 / EU £120 / USA £190
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TELEPHONE : 07547 617528
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QUOTE Ref: CLC/094
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Internal Ref: CLC/094



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 17th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 75 cm (29.5")
Width = 63.5 cm (25.0")
Depth = 5 cm (2.0")


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United Kingdom
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