Outstanding miniature painting on porcelain plaque of the three eldest children of King Charles I of England. After a 1635 painting by Sir Anthony van Dyck in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, it portrays the three children standing in front of drapes, in an interior setting, with two spaniels at their feet. They are from left to right: King Charles II (1630-1685) when Prince of Wales, King James II and VII (1633-1701) when Duke of York, and Mary, Princess of Orange (1631-1660). It is signed on the lower right corner Wagner, a sign of superior workmanship and the most desirable signature on porcelain paintings. The Wagners were a family of artists who worked for KPM and other high quality German porcelain makers. It has a green paper label for Julius Greiner Sohn, Dresden A. Pragerstr 251 on the reverse as well as a stamped mark that reads: Kunstanstalt für Porzellanmalerei - Jul. Greiner Sohn - Dresden - A, most likely the retailer's name and location. Mounted in a complimentary (supplied free of charge) contemporary frame with an easel back for display on a table top as well as a ring to hang inside a cabinet or on the wall. In very good condition as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 5" by 7" plaque (12.6 cm by 17.8 cm) approximately.