Charles I (1600–1649), King of England

Daniël Mijtens Dutch

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 509

Born in Delft, Mijtens, or Mytens, had settled in London by 1618. He became court painter to James I in 1621 and also held the title under Charles I (1600-1649), until 1634, by which time Anthony van Dyck was reestablished in England. This is the prime, 1629 version of a standard full-length royal portrait type, with fine, detailed drapery painting and minor adjustments to various contours made by the artist.

#402. The Mortlake Tapestry Works

Charles I (1600–1649), King of England, Daniël Mijtens (Dutch, Delft ca. 1590–1647/48 The Hague), Oil on canvas

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