This copy of a famous painting by Van Dyck reflects the Cary family's loyalty to the House of Stuart. It bears an inscription which reads: ‘Presented by HM King Charles II to Sir George Cary of Torre Abbey’.
Henry Stone was born in Woodbury, Devon. His father was Master Mason to James I and Charles I. This provided Henry with the opportunity to copy paintings by the masters. Stone travelled in Europe and became one of the most successful copyists. Many portraits first believed to be by Van Dyck have been re-attributed to ‘Old Stone’.
Where to see this painting?
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery
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