Clive Uptton’s King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria

Posted on June 26, 2010


Here are two ORIGINAL WATERCOLOURS by one of the great masters of illustration: CLIVE UPTTON.

Clive Uptton was one of many artists that contributed to the magazine Look and Learn & was well known for his historic (especially Bible) illustrations.

These Original Watercolours appeared in print form in the magazine ”Look and Learn” dated 11 July 1981 for an article about “The Day They Killed The King”. 

The first Original depicts King Charles I saying farewell to 2 of his children: Princess Elizabeth & Henry Duke of Gloucester, the day before his execution on 30 January 1649.

The second original depicts Queen Henrietta Maria who was sent by Charles I to the safety of France.

Clive Uptton stunning mastery of colour and composition can be seen here in these Superb Paintings.

Wonderful pieces of Original Art.

Size Board 1 (image): 10 x 14 inches (26cm x 35 cm).

Size Board 2 (image): 3 ½ x 4 ½ inches (8 ½cm x 12cm).

For further examples of Clive Uptton’s work please visit

Posted in: Original, Watercolour