Subjects are Charles I, King of Great Britain (1600-1649), and Henrietta Maria, of France, Queen Consort (1609-1669). In a gold locket frame with arabesque foliage on black enamel ground, by Jacques Toutin (1578-1644).
Miniature Portraits of Charles I and Henrietta Maria
ca, 1595-ca, 1664
England, 17th century.
Opaque watercolor on paper.
maximum dimensions: 2 x 1 3/4 inches (51 x 45 mm), oval
The painting of the king is signed at the left with a monogram.
Marquess of Anglesey; his sale, 1905, lot 106; Durlacher Brothers, London; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 13 March 1905; by descent to J.P. Morgan, Jr. (d. 1943); sale, London, Christie's, 24 June 1935; purchased by the Pierpont Morgan Library through French and Co.