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Title James VI of Scotland
Alternative Title A Young Nobleman
Collection Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery
Artist After Bronckorst, Arnold (Netherlandish painter, ca.1566-1586)
Date Earliest about 1690
Date Latest about 1720
Description This painting is one of a number of versions made after a portrait of the young James VI of Scotland by Bronckorst (National Portrait Gallery, Scotland). The young James VI is shown three-quarter length against a black background. Noble pursuits are symbolised by the falcon on the sitter's left arm. This reference to the sitter's nobility is continued in the black costume - black was then the most expensive colour to wear. Two gold frames surrounding the portrait focus attention on the figure as he looks out at the viewer.
Current Accession Number 1933.36
Subject portrait (James VI and I); animal (falcon, bird)
Measurements 18.5 x 14.5 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Publications Public Catalogue Foundation, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Kent, London, 2004, ill. p. 224.
Notes For the original work, see: Strong, R., The English Icon: Elizabethan and Jacobean Portraiture, London and New York, 1969, cat. no. 239, p. 137.
Rights Owner Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery
Author Bryony Bartlett-Rawlings



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