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Charles I (1600–1649)

Photo credit: St Mary's Guildhall

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An unusual depiction of King Charles I, probably painted after a lost original. The painting would originally have been displayed at the Guildhall as a sign of loyalty to the reigning monarch, although King Charles I was famously refused entry to the Parliamentarian city during the English Civil War. For this act of defiance his heir, King Charles II, ordered the destruction of Coventry's city walls.

St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry





oil on canvas


H 118 x W 97 cm

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commissioned, 1626

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St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry

Bayley Lane, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5RN England

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