Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

Prince Rupert (1619 - 1682) was the third son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and Elizabeth Stuart, the 'Winter Queen', sister of Charles I. He was a dashing military leader who fought for the Royalist cause and was active both as an artist - he practised the new technique of mezzotint - and as a patron of art and science.

Its presumed pendant is a portrait of his eldest brother, 'Prince Charles Louis, Count Palatine' also in the Collection.

Key facts

Artist dates
1599 - 1641
Full title
Prince Rupert, Count Palatine
Date made
about 1637
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
216 x 133.3 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 Charles Louis, Count Palatine'