and his Family. C. Johnson, ca. 1639. Adults and children,
with the exception of the youngest, were identically dressed.
Anne of Austria and Louis XIV. Note the short pearl necklace
and the broad lace trimming on the neckline. French
Henrietta Maria, Van Dyck, 1634. Note the very high
waist of the 1630s robes. English
II and his Siblings, after Van Dyck, 1639. On the left
is Mary, the Princess Royal, standing next to James
Duke of York. On Charles' left is Princess Elizabeth nursing
the baby princess Anne. English
II, William Dobson, 1642. Prince Charles, aged 12, arming
himself at the Battle of Edgehill where he had a narrow escape
at the opening engagement of the Civil War. Note the gold
braids on his sleeves and breeches. English
I and his Family, Hendrick Pot, 1631. Charles I, Henrietta
Maria and their eldest child Prince Charles. Note the child's
frock Charles is wearing. English
I. Van Dyck. English
Rich, First Earl of Holland, Daniel Mytens, 1640. Note
the gold braid on the gauntlets of his dark gloves, the red
plumes and extensive braids on the slashed doublet and
the breeches. English
d'Orleans, Van Dyck, detail. Uncle of Louis XIV. French
Killigrew, William Sheppard, 1650. One of the playwrights
who gained favour at Charles II's court. Note the indoors
cap and the robe. English
XIV in State Robes, Henri Testelin, 1648. Portrait of
the ten year old King. Note the elaborate shoe rosette.
XIII. Philippe de Champaigne. Louis XIII being crowned
by Victory. Note the elaborate armour he is wearing.
Richelieu. Philippe de Champaigne. During Louis
XIII's reign, he was the true ruler of France and laid the
foundation for Louis XIV's absolutism. French
Rupert, Gerrit van Honthorst, 1640s. Note the beautiful
lace edging of the splendid collar. Prince Rupert was a cousin
of Charles II and a dashing cavalryman in the English Civil
I on Horseback 1635-1640. Anthonis van Dyck. Note the
plate armour and the swept hilt rapier. London, National Gallery.
Nightwatch, 1642. Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn. The Company
of Captain Frans Banning Cocq and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch.
The 'Nightwatch' is actually a daylight scene. Amsterdam,
of a Man, 1650-52. Frans Hals. Metropolitan Museum of
Art, New York. Note the ribbon bows at his waist, attached
to the breeches. Dutch
with a Fan, 1641. Rembrandt van Rijn. In the Possession
of Her Majesty the Queen. Note the beautiful lace edgings
(Reticella) of her fine linen cuffs and collar, and the fine
chemises inset with lace strips. Dutch
Talon, 1649. Philippe Champaigne. The minister is dressed
in his state robe. Note the two tassels at his starched linen
de Raet, wife of Philippe Le Roy. Probably late 1630s.
Anthony Van Dyck. Note the early non-collapsible fan (feathers)
and the brooch worn at the front.
Le Roy, Seigneur de Ravels. Anthony Van Dyck. Probably
late 1630s. Note the slashed sleeves with the white silk underneath.