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19th Century Watercolour Portrait King James VII Scotland & II of England After Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1 of 12)
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19th Century Watercolour Portrait King James VII Scotland & II of England After Sir Anthony Van Dyck

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1 Fine Art Antique 19th Century Watercolour Painting Portrait Young Royal As A Child King James VII Scotland & II of England After Sir Anthony Van Dyck. In the style of after Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Shown in half length posture. Subject portrait of the young King James VII OF Scotland & II of England. Signed by the Italian artist Lucio Marcucci. Origin from Italy. Circa Victorian 19th century dated 1898. Watercolour on paper. James II and VII (14 October 1633O.S. – 16 September 1701 was King of England and Ireland as James II, and King of Scotland as James VII from 6 February 1685 until he was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He was the last Catholic monarch of England, Scotland, and Ireland; his reign is now remembered primarily for struggles over religious tolerance. However, it also involved the principles of absolutism and divine right of kings, and his deposition ended a century of political and civil strife by confirming the primacy of Parliament over the Crown. James inherited the thrones of England, Ireland, and Scotland from his elder brother Charles II with widespread support in all three countries, largely based on the principles of divine right or birth. Tolerance for his personal Catholicism did not apply to it in general and when the English and Scottish Parliaments refused to pass his measures, James attempted to impose them by decree; it was a political principle, rather than a religious one, that ultimately led to his removal. Reference sources nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/1251226 britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1842-0806-327 historicalportraits.com King James II Sir Anthony Van Dyck Circle of. This charming study of the young Duke of York derives from the portrait of The Three Eldest Children of Charles I (Galleria Sabauda, Turin), which was painted by Van Dyck in 1635, asa gift from Queen Henrietta Maria to her sister Christina Duchess of Savoy. The original is described by Millar as the ‘most exquisitely painted of all Van Dyck’s groups of the royal children and one of the most ravishing works from any stage of his career’1 and this copy retains the freshness of the original. The Turin painting shows the Duke of York standing in the company of his elder brother the Prince of Wales (1630 – 1685) later King Charles II, who rests his hand on the head of a large spaniel and their sister Mary Princess Royal (1631 – 1660). The young prince carries a quince in his hands and roses lie at his feet, allusions, Millar suggests2, to fertility and an echo of the sentiments in Robert Herrick’s Poet’s Good Wishes for the Most Hopeful and Handsome Prince the Duke of York: ‘May the Graces and the Hours/ Strew his hopes and him with flowers.’3 The irony of these wishes was revealed by the events of James’s life. Alone of his siblings he produced a line of descendants, fathering a son, James Stuart, the ‘Old Pretender’, who was in turn the father of Charles Stuart ‘The Young Pretender’ and his brother Henry Cardinal Duke of York, but he was succeeded not by them but by his daughters Mary and Anne. He himself was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, living the rest of his life as an exile in France. A touching coda to Herrick’s hopes for the Duke comes in his own verdict on himself, late in life when at a French court wedding he described himself as ‘too unlucky.’4 This portrait, therefore represents a moment of particular happiness in the Prince’s life before it was disrupted by the troubles of his father’s reign and the descent into the Civil War of 1642. A masterpiece artwork. Set in a fine original gilt acanthus wood frame. A feature that really stands out is the his face which is so angelic. Such a delightful scene to the eye. Highly sought after due to the collectible nature of the subject matter. The brushwork is of the very highest quality. Ready to hang display immediately on your home wall area. Perfect for a stately home, large townhouse, countryhome, also for a film tv studio props shop. We only select & sell paintings based upon quality & significance. We understand your purchase is for your home or as an investment. We provide our clients with friendly professional customer service. Viewings are welcome by appointment only for customer support please send a message thankyou. Checkout our exciting other available listings in our shop gallery, if you order 2 or more items we can offer you extra discount happy shopping. Dimensions in inches & centimetres of the frame approximate 21.06" High (53.5cm) 17.12" Width (43.5cm) 2.36" Depth thickness (6cm)

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Cheshire Antiques Consultant has clarified that the 19th Century Watercolour Portrait King James VII Scotland & II of England After Sir Anthony Van Dyck (LA340865) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 19th century

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Condition report. Offered in fine used condition. Having various, foxing staining & dust in places to the painting surface. With various noticeable scuffs, dust, wear, chips & cracking, also some paint touch ups to the to the frame commensurate with usage & old age.

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Watercolour
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Date of Manufacture:
19th century

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