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Creator:
William Faithorne, 1656–ca. 1701, British
after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1599–1641, Flemish, active in Britain (1620–21; 1632–34; 1635–41)
Title:

Charles II when a Child

Date:
between 1671 and 1686
Medium:
Pen and gray wash on medium, moderately textured, blue green wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/8 × 7 3/8 inches (22.5 × 18.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on back in pen and brown ink, lower center: "The Portrait of Charles the 2d. when a child after Vandyke by Faithorn"; inscription attached to mount in pen and brown ink, lower left: "King Charles 2d. when a Child after Vandyke by Faithorne. he intended to | Scrape a Merrotinto from it, some say he actually did scrape it, but I | never could get sight of it.- "; in pen and brown ink, lower right: "Purchased by me at Strawberry Hill"; in pen and blue ink, lower right: "The above is Horace Walpoles writing | CSB"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5269
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
child | dog (animal) | portrait
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9355
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