Prince Charles Louis, Count Palatine

Prince Charles Louis (1617 - 1680), later Duke of Bavaria, was the eldest surviving son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and Elizabeth Stuart, the 'Winter Queen', sister of Charles I. He can be identified as Prince Charles Louis because he was the only one of the three brothers who was entitled to wear the Garter ribbon at this date.

Its presumed pendant is the portrait of his brother 'Prince Rupert, Count Palatine' also in the Collection.

Key facts

Artist dates
1599 - 1641
Full title
Prince Charles Louis, Count Palatine
Date made
about 1637
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
213.7 x 132.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Cornelia, Countess of Craven, 1965
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Brothers: Princes Rupert and Charles Louis

Studio of Anthony van Dyck
about 1637
Studio of Anthony van Dyck: 'Prince Rupert, Count Palatine'