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Subjects : History
Keywords : 17th century, Baroque, hat, horse, man, tree, vegetation, walking stick
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Charles Ier, roi d'Angleterre à la chasse

Charles I at the Hunt, also known as The King at the Hunt, is a painting by the painter Antoine van Dyck produced around 1635. It is a portrait of King Charles I of England, depicted in civilian clothes and standing at the side of a horse, as if resting from a hunting trip, in a posture whose "general attitude is a subtle compromise between the nonchalance of a gentleman and royal firmness". In this painting, painted during van Dyck's time in England, King Charles I is dressed like an aristocrat, with a wide-brimmed riding hat, drooping earrings, a shimmering satin agent pourpoint, red breeches and leather boots. He is girded with a sword, with one hand resting nonchalantly on a walking stick and the other on his hip, holding his gloves, in an attitude that is a sign of his sovereignty and self-assurance. The painting also shows a young page in the background and, holding the horse, Endymion Porter, the King's favourite courtier who was also his agent for buying works of art. The horse is shown with its head bowed in submission to the king. It should be pointed out that van Dyck had some of this painting done by artists in his studio, which may explain why he did not notice a small error made by one of his assistants, namely that the two gloves are those of a right hand. This painting fully illustrates Van Dyck's naturalistic style: "Charles is depicted in a totally natural attitude of his instinctive sovereignty, in a deliberately informal setting where he walks around so [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the baroque style.


« Charles Ier, roi d'Angleterre à la chasse » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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