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Room 7
Charles II: The Restoration of the Monarchy

Room 7This room covers the period from the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II in 1660 until his death in 1685. It is dominated by the full-length portrait of the king himself, flanked on one side by his mistresses the Duchess of Cleveland and Nell Gwyn and on the other by Queen Catherine of Braganza and his sister the Duchess of Orleans. The display also includes a case of miniatures and medals from the period.

Room introduction

See also: Room 7: miniature case

18 portraits on display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery

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5461

Arthur Capel, 1st Earl of Essex; Elizabeth, Countess of Essex

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1655-1660
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5461

833

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

by David Loggan
line engraving, 1661
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 833

6028

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1662
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6028

1853

Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1665-1670)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1853

2084

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, circa 1665
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2084

804

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1665-1670
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 804

645

Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

by David Loggan
line engraving, 1666
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 645

211

Samuel Pepys

by John Hayls
oil on canvas, 1666
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 211

6854

John Dryden

by John Michael Wright
oil on canvas, circa 1668
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6854

2468

Samuel Butler

by Gilbert Soest
oil on canvas, 1670s
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2468

597

Catherine of Braganza

studio of Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, (circa 1670)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 597

204

Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1672)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 204

3893

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

after John Greenhill
oil on canvas, (circa 1672-1673)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3893

279

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1675
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 279

4691

King Charles II

attributed to Thomas Hawker
oil on canvas, circa 1680
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4691

497

Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

by Pierre Mignard
oil on canvas, 1682
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 497

L248

Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn

attributed to Simon Verelst
oil on canvas, circa 1670
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L248