Charles I


Wenzel Hollar (1607-1677), Charles I, etching, 1644. Reference: Pennington 1686, third state (of 3) [with initials WH fec in the plate]. On laid paper, In adequate condition, a pinhole in the wide margin at bottom away from image, slight staining in spots, with small margins top and sides, larger bottom, 9 7/8 x 7 3/4, the sheet 11 1/2 x 8 inches, archival matting.

A fair impression printed in 1705 for the frontispiece of Edward Walker’s Historical Discourses, with lettering verso (showing through slightly).

Charles I is pictured bareheaded, in armor, holding a baton; in the background between the horse’s feet are battalions of cavalry and infantry.