Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Charles II, when Prince of Wales



Anthony van Dyck - Portrait of Charles II, when Prince of Wales

Literature

Barnes IV 68


Provenance

Probably commissioned by King Charles I, before 9 August 1641, when the Prince was carried by barge from Lambeth to Van Dyck's Whitehall studio
possibly Sir Horatio Townshend, 3rd Bt. and later 1st Viscount Townshend (1630-1687), Raynham Hall, Norfolk
thence probably by descent to Field Marshall George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend (1724–1807), Raynham Hall, Norfolk
by descent to his son George Townshend, 2nd Marquess Townshend (1753–1811), Raynham Hall, Norfolk
by descent to John Stuart Townshend, 6th Marquess Townshend (1866–1921), Raynham Hall, Norfolk
his sale ('Catalogue of the Townshend Heirlooms'), London, Christie's, 7 March 1904, nr. 191 (as D. Mytens), 460 guineas to Agnews
with Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London
from whom acquired by Robert (1850–1929) and Evelyn Benson (1856–1943)
by whom given to their daughter
thence by inheritance
sale (property from an English private collection) Sotheby's, London, 5 December 2018, nr. 29

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Attributed to Anthony van Dyck Portrait of Martin Ryckaert
Portrait of Martin Ryckaert

Anthony van Dyck Portrait of Sir William Killigrew
Portrait of Sir William Killigrew
1638

Anthony van Dyck Lord George Stuart
Lord George Stuart
c.1638

Anthony van Dyck Sir Kenelm Digby
Sir Kenelm Digby
c.1640

Anthony van Dyck
Portrait of Charles II, when Prince of Wales
158.8 x 109.2 cm
Oil on canvas
Sale Sotheby's, London, 5 December 2018