Robert Strange (aka Sir Robert Strange) (1721–1792)
“Charles I and the Duke of Hamilton”, 1782, after Anthony van Dyck’s (aka Anthoni (Ridder) van Dijck; Anthony van Dijck; Antoon van Dijk; Anton van Dyck) (1599–1641) painting, “Charles I at the Hunt” (aka “Le Roi à la Chasse”), c1635, in the collection of the Louvre (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_at_the_Hunt), showing Charles I (1600–1649), King of England, Scotland and Ireland, with James Hamilton (1606–1649), 1st Duke of Hamilton—famous as a political and military leader during the Thirty Years' War.
Engraving with etching on laid paper trimmed along the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 63 x 47.2 cm; (image borderline) 58.5 x 45.5 cm.
Lettered below the image borderline: (lert) “Antonius Vandiick Eques pinxit.”; (centre) “Carolo Imo. MAGNÆ BRITANNIÆ REGI, &c./ [jaco]bus Hamiltonius, [M]archio ab Hamilton, [S]acri [S]tabuli Comes, adstat./ [e ta]bula [A]ntonii Vandiick [E]quitis, [8 pedes et 9 digitos alta, 6 pedes et 10 digitos] lata, in Pinacotheca R[eg]is Christianissimi conservata.”; (right) “Robertus Strange delint. atque sculpsit A.D. 1782.”
State iii (of iii) with the addition of the lettering.
LeBlanc 45 (Charles Le Blanc 1888, “Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations”, vol. 3 Paris, Emile Bouillon, 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” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_S-1-12).
Note that the British Museum holds a preliminary drawing for this print: see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1861-0112-97.
Condition: a strong impression, trimmed along the platemark and laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. There are numerous restorations and significant abraded areas (restored) on the left.
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