King, Charles

King, Charles (Bird)

(1785–1862) painter; born in Newport, R.I. He studied with Benjamin West in London (1805–12), and became friends with Washington Allston and Thomas Sully. Upon his return he settled in Washington, D.C., and worked diligently as an artist. His most famous work, a still-life summation of his career, is The Artist's Dream (1830).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
References in periodicals archive ?
During that trial, carried out by a rump court assembled by England's House of Commons, King Charles I was accused of seeking "to subvert the ancient and fundamental laws and liberties of this nation and in their place to introduce an arbitrary and tyrannical government." As king, Charles was reminded, he had been "trusted with a limited power to govern by and according to the laws of the land and not otherwise." Among his most serious offenses was his use of "prerogative courts" to try and punish his political enemies.
As the future king, Charles will be representing this country, a country where couples living together outside of marriage is very common.
But there is now more than a grudging acceptance that, if we really must have a king, Charles might not make a bad one.
The French king, Charles VI, had also died in 1422, and he was succeeded by his son Charles VII, who reigned from 1422 to 1461.