after Anthony van Dyck, Charles I

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)


Country House
Doddington Hall
Charles I
after 1635–6
Brown Parlour
Medium and support
Oil on panel
Overall height: 60 cm, Overall width: 53 cm
after Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
Catalogue Number


The portrait is a reduced-scale copy of a portrait of Charles I (1600–1649) painted in 1635–6. Among the best versions of the portrait is the one in the collection of the Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle, Sussex. The composition was very popular, and numerous versions and copies exist, such as in: the National Portrait Gallery, London; Wilton House; Welbeck Abbey; and Sudeley Castle. The present copy would appear to be later, and was possibly made in the eighteenth century. In the late nineteenth century, when noted by Cole, it hung in the Long Gallery.

by Martin Postle


R.E.G. Cole, History of Doddington, otherwise Doddington-Pigot, in the County of Lincoln, and its successive owners, with pedigrees, Lincoln : James Williamson, 1897, p. 224

Susan J. Barnes, Nora de Poorter, Oliver Millar and Horst Vey, Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven and London, 2004, p. 466, no. IV.49

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