The Three Eldest Children of Charles I (Turin)

The Three Eldest Children of Charles I is an oil painting on canvas of 1635 by Anthony van Dyck in the Galleria Sabauda in Turin.[1][2]

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It shows Charles II, Mary and James II, the three eldest children of Charles I and his wife Henrietta Maria of France, with a spaniel to the left.[3] It was commissioned by their mother to send to her sister Christine of France in Turin.[4][5]


  1. ^ (in Italian) Didier Bodart, Van Dyck, Prato, Giunti, 1997.
  2. ^ (in Italian) Justus Müller Hofstede, Van Dyck, Milano, Rizzoli/Skira, 2004.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Christopher Brown, Van Dyck 1599–1641, Milano, RCS Libri, 1999, ISBN 88-17-86060-3.
  4. ^ (in Italian) Gian Pietro Bellori, Vite de' pittori, scultori e architecti moderni, Torino, Einaudi, 1976.
  5. ^ (in Italian) Stefano Zuffi, Il Barocco, Verona, Mondadori, 2004.