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Anthony van Dyck – Charles I, King of England, from Three Angles by Fabulous Masterpieces

I realise I’m biased, but I think this reproduction oil painting of Van Dyck’s Charles I, King of England from Three Angles is one of the best Fabulous Masterpieces has done. It’s framed in a hand gilded gold leaf frame and was painted for a period homeowner living in North London.  He actually had this Van Dyck reproduction oil painting commissioned for his wife as a surprise!

Below, Tim Bertram, one of the directors of Fabulous masterpieces talks about it.

A bit about Van Dyck

Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599 – 1641) was a Flemish Baroque Artist who became the leading court painter at the court of Charles I of England. Unsurprisingly therefore he is most renowned for his portraits of King Charles I and his family. (Altogether van Dyck has been estimated to have painted forty portraits of King Charles I).  Charles I was a passionate art collector and saw art as a way of promoting his grandiose view of the monarchy. As you can see from the reproduction oil painting of Van Dyck’s Charles I from Three Angles, van Dyck painted many portraits of men, notably Charles I and himself, with the short, pointed beards then in fashion; consequently this particular kind of beard was much later (probably first in America in the 19th century) named as a vandyke. To see the van Dyke online gallery, please click here.

To visit the Fabulous Masterpieces van Dyck reproduction oil paintings gallery, please click on this link.

We’d love to hear from you! Please post a comment, or if you have any questions please email tim@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk

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Happy New year to you all!  A lot of things have been happening back at Fabulous Masterpieces HQ and in the art world that we’d love to share with you, which is why we’ve decided to start a proper blog!  I’m going to post and  update you with lots of photos of our oil paintings and portraits, paintings that are being sold at auction and fun art news that you’ll find interesting. I’m also going to update you with what we’ve got planned for the year ahead. However, most importantly I’d also love to hear from you and find out what you would like to see and read about.  Also please feel free to post questions and comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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