Carolus Imus. D.G. Ang. Sco. Fra. et Hib. Rex.
Sold by I Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russell Street Covent Garden. [n.d. c.1718.]
Mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. Image 345 x 253mm. 13½ x 10". Cut and laid on sheet.
King Charles I (1600-1649); reigned 1625-49. The younger son of James I and Anne of Denmark, Charles inherited his father's belief in the 'Divine Right of Kings' and his mother's interest in the visual arts. He had a happy domestic life and was the greatest of all British royal art patrons and collectors. His dismissal of Parliament and personal rule, however, along with his imposition of taxes and attempts to impose religious uniformity led eventually to civil war. He was defeated and tried on the charge that he 'traitorously and maliciously levied war against the present Parliament and the people therein represented', and he was executed outside the Banqueting House, Whitehall, on 30 January 1649.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
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