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Title Portrait of James VI after Daniel Mytens
Collection Historic Scotland (Dumbarton Castle)
Artist Manner of Mytens, Daniel, I (Dutch painter, ca.1590-before 1648)
Date Earliest possibly about 1620
Date Latest possibly about 1630
Description King James VI and I is depicted half-length, turned to the right. He is wearing a dark coat over an embroidered costume, a white lace ruff and the collar of the Order of the Garter. A hat jewel is attached to the rim of his hat. The light coming from the left accentuates his facial features: the sunken eyes, robust nose and beard. The painting is in the manner of Daniel Mytens, a Netherlandish painter who came to England in 1618, introducing a new style based on naturalism to English court portraiture.
Current Accession Number DUM174
Former Accession Number PPD028; DUM287, 170
Subject portrait (James VI and I)
Measurements 84.0 x 65 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Unknown
Notes James VI and I (1566-1625) was king of Scotland from 1567 and of England from 1603.
Rights Owner Crown Copyright Historic Scotland
Author Dr Claudia Heide

 

 

 

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