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A Masterpiece by Sir Anthony Van Dyck: Portrait of Princess Mary, daughter of King Charles I of England AUCTION HOUSE: Christie’s, London WHEN 6 December 2018, Old Masters Evening Sale This piece considered one of the most important European Royal Portraits to come to auction for a generation. It was Commissioned to celebrate the crucial alliance between the British crown & the House of Orange.   Portrait of Princess Mary (1631–1660), daughter of King Charles I of England, full-length, in a pink dress decorated with silver embroidery and ribbons by Sir Anthony van Dyck, 1641, will be offered from a Distinguished Private Collection in Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale on 6 December, during Christie’s Classic Week. Commissioned to celebrate the crucial alliance between the British crown and the House of Orange, this intimate ad vivum (from life) portrait of Princess Mary, the finest portrait of the type, is remarkable for…