An Interior with King Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria, Jeffery Hudson, William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke and His Brother Philip Herbert

Sadly I can’t zoom closer on this painting to see details, but it’s a really nice naturalistic group from the 1630s with the King and Queen. Notice the King’s dwarf Jeffrey Hudson wearing the suit that he was painted wearing in the woods by Muytens here.  William Herbert and his brother were known principally for sponsoring the first folio editions of Shakespeare’s plays. The picture is dated 1630-35, but probably the earlier date is correct as William died in 1630. His brother lived on to play a backstage role on the parliament side in the wars. Picture is by Hendrick van Steenwijk and hangs in the Government Art Collection in London.

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