Charles I petitioned Prince of Orange to release Torrentius from prison; he was placed in prison by the Haarlem authorities for blasphemy and membership of the outlawed order of the Veloss?; Torrentius was notorious for obscene pictures; Dudley Carlton was actually a reluctant donor; given to king as sample of his work. Another picture with a CR brand (though untraced in the inventories) is Torrentius's 1614 Emblematic Still Life with Flagon, Glass, Jug and Bridle which is in the Rijksmuseum (no. SK-A-2813) (see Christopher White, Dutch Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty..., 2016, p.16-17)

Sale Inventory c.1649-51

Two Romerkins

Walpole Society reference (1972): 
WS 257, №17
Sold to: 
R [reserved], sold; Cruso
Sold for: 
£4 10s
Sale date: 
22/03/1649 or 50
Identification certainty: