A fabulous portrait of King Charles I (1600-1649)
A fabulous portrait of King Charles I (1600-1649)
A fabulous portrait of King Charles I (1600-1649)
A fabulous portrait of King Charles I (1600-1649)

Attributed to FOLLOWER OF CORNELIUS JOHNSON (JANSSEN) (worked from c.1650)

A fabulous portrait of King Charles I (1600-1649)

c. 1630 United Kingdom

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A fabulous portrait of King Charles I (1600-1649) in orange doublet, white ruff, wearing the blue ribbon of the order of the Garter around his neck
in gold frame, with royal coat-of arms painted on the reverse. An engraved inscription on the interior of the frame reads Jacobus Esplein/fecialis/A Marchemond/ 15 December/ 1630

The miniature appears to be a duplicate of the Daniel Mytens portrait which was painted in 1625, the year in which Mytens became the King's painter.
It has not been possible to ascertain what the inscription on the reverse of the frame means but it probably refers to the maker of the frame called James Esplein. The words A Marchemond on the reverse, may mean “taken at Marchmont”, which is a place in Scotland.

It was no doubt commissioned to celebrate the crowning of Charles, King of Scotland. Although he had acceded to the throne of Scotland in 1625, on the death of James, it was not until June 1633 that he returned to Holyrood in Scotland to be crowned.
minor restoration to the border
The late Mrs.T.S. Eliot
Dimensions
Height 38.00 mm (1.50 inches)
Stock Code
2597
Medium
oil on silver
Signed/Inscribed
the inside of the silver frame engraved Jacobus Esplein/fecialis/A Marchemond/ 15 December/ 1630
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