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Privy seal warrant for £603 to Van Dyck (14 December 1638)


Privy Seal Warrant for payment to Van Dyck of £603 for pictures he has painted for the King, and for £1,000 for Van Dyck’s pension which is five years in arrears, signed by John Chapman Clerk of the Privy Seal 14th December 1638.

Date and place
Westminster, 14-12-1638

Archival reference
National Archives, Kew E 403/2568 f.82v

Transcribed by James Innes-Mulraine

Publication history

Full transcription published by:

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

Extract published by:

  • Susan J. Barnes, Nora De Poorter, Oliver Millar, Horst Vey Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings Yale University Press 2003, chronology 14th December 1638

How to cite: Innes-Mulraine, James. “Privy seal warrant for £603 to Van Dyck.” In Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Edited by Joost Vander Auwera and Justin Davies. (accessed 23 September 2023)

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Folio 82v

Charles by the grace of God king of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the Faith etc. To the Treasurer and Under Treasurer of our Exchequer for the time being Greeting Our Will and pleasure is and wee doe hereby will and command you out of our treasure remayning in the Receipt of our Exchequer to pay or cause to be paid unto Sir Anthony Vandyck knight or his assignes for divers pictures by him made and sould to us the somme of six hundred and three pounds of lawfull money of England. And our further will and pleasure is that out of our said treasure in the Receipt of our said Exchequer remayning you likewise pay or cause to be paid unto the said Sir Anthony Vandyck or his assignes the some of one thousand pounds of like lawful money of England the same being in arreare to him upon his pencion of Two hundred pounds per annum for five yeares ended at the feast of Th’annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary last past, Both which sommes amounting to one thousand six hundred and three pounds are to be taken to him the said Sir Anthony Vandyck or his assignes without accompt imprest or other charge to be sett upon him or them for the same or any part thereof. And these our letters shalbe your sufficient warrant and discharge in his behalfe Given under our Privy Seale at our Pallace of Westminster the fourteenth day of December in the fourteenth yeare of our Raigne

John Chapman

Left margin
Sir Anthony Vandyck knight
For divers pictures sold to his Majestie


£1,000 Arreare to him upon his pencion for 5 yeares at our lady day last

without Accompt

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