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£280 for pictures painted for the King (8 August 1632)


Exchequer of Receipt, Privy Seal Auditors’ Books 1630 – 1632: Privy Seal Warrant to pay £280 for Van Dyck for pictures painted for the King, including £100 for the ‘great peece’, dated 8th August 1632.

Place, date
Westminster, 8-8-1632

Archival reference
The National Archives, Kew E 403/2566 f. 117v

Transcribed by James Innes-Mulraine

Publication history

Full transcription published in:

  • William Hookham Carpenter Pictorial Notices consisting of a Memoir of Anthony Van Dyck James Carpenter, London 1844, pp. 73 -74

Excerpt published in:

  • Susan J. Barnes, Nora De Poorter, Oliver Millar, Horst Vey Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings Yale University Press 2003, chronology 14th September 1632

How to cite: Moortgat, Ingrid. “£280 for pictures painted for the King.” In Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Edited by Joost Vander Auwera and Justin Davies. (accessed 5 October 2023)

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Folio 117v

Sr Anthony Vandike for divers Pictures presented to the Kinge

Charles by the Grace of God Kinge of England Scotlande France and Ireland defender of the faith To the Treasurer and Undertreasurer of our Exchequer for the tyme being greetinge Whereas Sr Anthony Vandike hath by our command made and presented to us with divers pictures (videlicet) our owne royall portrature another of Monsieur the French kings brother and another of the Archduchesse at length at Twenty give pounds a peece One of our royall Consort another of the Prince of Orange another of the princesse of Orange and another of their sonne at halfe length at Twenty pounds a peece, One great peece of our royall selfe, Consort and children One hundred pound One of the Emperour Vitellius, Twenty pound And for mending the Picture of the Emperor Galbus five pound amounting in all to the sume of Two hundred and eighty pound which our pleasure is shalbe accordingly allowed and paid unto him, We doe therefore hereby will and Comaund you of our Treasure remayninge in the Receipt of our Exchequer forthwith to pay or cause to be paid unto the said Sr Anthony Vandike or his Assignes the said sume of Two hundred and Eighty pounds, the same to be taken to him or them [for the services aforesaid][1] without Accompt Imprest or other Charge to be sett upon him or them for the same or any part thereof, And these letters shalbe your sufficient warrant and discharge in his behalfe  Given under our Privy Seale at our Palace of Westminster the Eight day of August in the Eight yeare of our Raigne

William Watkins deputat Edwardi Clarke[2]

Left margin

Sir Anthony Vandike for
Divers Pictures presented
To the Kinge

Without Accompt etc

octavo Augusti[3] 1632


[1] Interlineated

[2] Translated Deputy of Edward Clarke

[3] Trans. 8th August

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