Royal Portraits: Building the Brand
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James I & VI
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 404446

James I & VI

c.1620

Paul van Somer

Presumably painted for James I

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‘Kings are called Gods; they are appointed by God and answerable only to God.’ (James I & VI)
How does this imposing portrait of the King show us that James saw himself as part of a royal tradition of the monarchy as God on earth? How does this portrait compare with the one of Henry VIII? More