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Charles I by Anthony van Dyck Oil on canvas, 101.5 x 81.5 cm Collection: Palace of Westminster

Frans Hals (Dutch, 1582/83–1666). Portrait of a Man, possibly Nicolaes Pietersz Duyst van Voorhout (born about 1600, died 1650), ca. 1636–38. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.33) #mustache #movember

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British History: The English Civil War

King Charles I of England – studio of Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) – c.1636.

The Five Eldest Children of Charles I: Creator: Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) (artist) Creation Date: Signed and dated 1637 Acquirer: Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85).The Royal Collection Trust, The British Monarchy.

It's hard to believe that Anthony van Dyck was only around 21 when he painted this. I have seen this several times at the National Gallery in London and it never fails to take my breath away. My Favourite portrait painting.

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Van Gogh Museum

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin Starry Night Over The Rhone

Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Portrait of Mary Ruthven, Lady van Dyck (detail), ca. 1639 Museo Nacional del Prado

Rembrandt, 1660. The dozen or more self-portraits that date from each decade of Rembrandt's career vary considerably in composition, expression and technique. In the late examples, the broad applications of paint convey a candid record of the artist's aging features