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Current Location: In storage


The Curtain's drawne, all may perceive the plot:..'
Charles I and John Gauden


Printmaker: Unknown




History note: Stamped with a collection mark of an unidentified collecter {Lugt 53]; From Lord Brownlow's collection, sale (Sotheby's) 28/10/1926, lot 158 (with 4 others)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by Charrington, John


17th Century#
Production date: AD 1649


Same subject (but composition and verses different) as that of the frontispiece to "Eikon Alethine" (1649) (Truthful Image) which as an anonymous response to Charles book "Eikon Basilike" (The King's Book). This book was written in the king's voice and was a defense of Charles' actions in the civil war, and comparisons of the king with Old Testament patriarchs. There was great controversy over authorship, as the book was believed to have been written by John Gauden - a political and religious writer. The Latin spoken by the Fool is a famous rhetorical question from Horace's De Arte Poetica

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Accession number: P.5580-R
Primary reference Number: 165842
Lugt: 572
Lugt: 53
Stephens/George: undescribed
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 7 August 2011 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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