Three Images of King Charles I

Agecroft Hall is lucky to have three images of Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1825 until his execution in 1649 for high treason after losing the English civil war in 1648. While we have both a painting and drawing of his wife Henrietta Maria, we have two embroidered images of Charles and an image created in metal. The first embroidered image we have of Charles I is quite life-like. Depicted in a bust length portrait, the image is worked in silk on a painted ground. This embroidered miniature is based upon a 1641 Wenceless Hollar engraving of the King wearing the Order of the Garter. This is one of sixteen surviving embroidered miniature portraits that, at one time, we

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