Robert Strange (aka Sir Robert Strange) (1721–1792)
“Charles I and the Duke of Hamilton”, 1782, after the painting, “Charles I at the Hunt” (aka “Le Roi à la Chasse”), c1635, (collection of the Louvre) by Anthony van Dyck (aka Anthoni [Ridder] van Dijck; Anthony van Dijck; Antoon van Dijk; Anton van Dyck) (1599–1641) (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_at_the_Hunt; see also the preparatory study “squared for transfer” held by the British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1861-0112-97 ).
Engraving with etching on laid paper trimmed around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (support sheet) 69.5 x 51.6 cm; (sheet) 63 x 47.3 cm; (image borderline) 58.5 x 45.5 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Antonius Vandiick Eques pinxit.”; (centre with abraded text) “Carolo Imo. MAGNÆ BRITANNIAE REGI, &c./ [Jaco]bus Hamiltonius, Marchio ab Hamilton, [S]acri [S]tabuli Comes, adstat./ [E Ta]bula Antonii Vandiick Equitis, [8 pedes et 9 digitos alta, 6 pedes et 10] digitos lata, in Pinacotheca Regis Christianissimi conservata.”; (right) “Robertus Strange delint. atque sculpsit A.D. 1782.”
State iii (of iii) with the addition of the text.
LeBlanc 45 (Charles Le Blanc 1888, “Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant un dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations: ouvrage destiné à faire suite au Manuel du libraire par J.Ch. Brunet”, vol. 3, Paris, p. 604, cat. no. 45).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Charles I standing in profile, one hand on his hip on a hill overlooking a river with a ship sailing, and the Duke of Hamilton behind him, under a tree, with one hand on the mane of the king's horse; after Van Dyck. 1782” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_S-1-12).
Condition: a strong impression but with many restorations for abrasions and small tears, trimmed around the platemark and laid upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this famous engraving after Van Dyck’s masterwork showing Charles I of England (1600–1649) in civilian clothing with his page attending to the King’s horse—interestingly, Wikipedia points out that the “page is Charles' picture-buying agent”—for the total cost of AU$517 (currently US$368.34/EUR356.66/GBP303.44 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but no (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
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