King James I
Original Author: Charles X. Harris, after original by Le Jeune F. Pourbus
Created: ca. 1930
Medium: Oil on fabric
Publisher: Virginia Historical Society

King James I

James I, king of England, poses in cape and hat in this twentieth-century painting based on a contemporary portrait of the monarch by Flemish artist Le Jeune F. Pourbus. James I succeeded his cousin Queen Elizabeth I as ruler in 1603, forging the union of the English and Scottish crowns. Before ascending the English throne, he had ruled Scotland since 1567 as James VI.