Van Dyck and the Three-Headed King

by Matthew Innis |

It was during his second visit to England in 1632 that the Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyck was convinced to take the position as “principalle Paynter in ordinary to their Majesties,” King Charles I and his queen, Henrietta Maria.  It was a rare appointment in any court, and the art-lover Charles I made sure that…

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