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King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85

Sitter associated with 292 portraits
Reigned 1660-85; the eldest son of Charles I; he reacted bravely to the outbreak of civil war in 1642; first saw service at Edgehill aged twelve and when advised to retreat cried 'I fear them not', flourished his pistol and had to be restrained from charging. He campaigned until sent abroad for safety in 1646. He made a daring invasion of England in 1651, which ended in disaster at the Battle of Worcester. Sheltered by Royalists for six weeks, he was finally able to escape to France. He was restored to the throne, in 1660.

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6403

King Charles II

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1630
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6403

267

Five Children of King Charles I

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
oil on canvas, 17th century (1637)
NPG 267

5705

King Charles II

studio of Sir Anthony Van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1638
NPG 5705

5103

King Charles II

by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
oil on panel, 1639
NPG 5103

6276

King Charles II

by David Des Granges, after Adriaen Hanneman
watercolour on vellum, (circa 1648)
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6276

1499

King Charles II

after Adriaen Hanneman
oil on canvas, (circa 1648)
NPG 1499

531

King Charles II

by John Michael Wright
oil on canvas, circa 1660-1665
On display at
NPG 531

6076

King Charles II

by John Roettier
silver medal, 1660
NPG 6076

1313

King Charles II

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1665
NPG 1313

153

King Charles II

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1675)
On display at Lyme Park, Stockport
NPG 153

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

3798

King Charles II

studio of John Riley
oil on canvas, circa 1680-1685
NPG 3798

137

King Charles II

by James Parmentier
oil on copper, circa 1685
NPG 137

D26421

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26421

D26467

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26467

D18534

King Charles II

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18534

D20917

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
etching, 17th century
NPG D20917

D26420

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26420

D26416

King Charles II

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26416

D26418

King Charles II

by George Glover
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26418

D26419

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26419

D26422

King Charles II

possibly by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
etching and line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26422

D26427

King Charles II

possibly by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
etching and line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26427

D28649

King Charles II

by Cornelis van Dalen
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28649

D28650

King Charles II

by Richard Gaywood, after Adriaen Hanneman
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D28650

D29258

King Charles II

by John Chantry, published by Peter Stent, after William Faithorne
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29258

D29268

King Charles II

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, published by Richard Chiswell
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D29268

D29273

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D29273

D29280

King Charles II

by Robert White
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29280

D29283

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
line engraving with some hand-colouring, on vellum, mid 17th century
NPG D29283

D29282

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29282

D29286

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29286

D29287

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29287

D22816

King Charles II

probably by William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, late 1630s-1640s
NPG D22816

D26448

Progeny of Charles I

published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, (1637)
NPG D26448

D22823

King Charles II

probably by William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, late 1630s-1640s
NPG D22823

D18446

King Charles II

by Pieter de Jode II, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (1637-1638)
NPG D18446

D18447

King Charles II

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (1637-1638)
NPG D18447

D18483

King Charles II

by Cornelis van Dalen, after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 1630s-early 1640s
NPG D18483

D18485

King Charles II

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (1637-1638)
NPG D18485

D18445

King Charles II

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (1638-1641)
NPG D18445

D22694

King Charles II

by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D22694

D22817

King Charles II

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22817

D22820

King Charles II

probably by William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22820

D18481

King Charles II

published by Sir Robert Peake, probably after William Faithorne
etching and line engraving, early 1640s
NPG D18481

D18482

King Charles II

published by Sir Robert Peake, probably after William Faithorne
etching and line engraving, early 1640s
NPG D18482

D18486

King Charles II

after Unknown artist
line and stipple engraving, 1640s
NPG D18486

D18490

King Charles II

by Unknown artist
etching, 1640s
NPG D18490

D22693

King Charles II

by William Faithorne, after William Dobson
line engraving, circa 1646
NPG D22693

D18459

King Charles II

after Adriaen Hanneman
line engraving, (circa 1648)
NPG D18459

D18460

King Charles II

after Adriaen Hanneman
line engraving, (circa 1648)
NPG D18460

D18496

King Charles II

after Adriaen Hanneman
line engraving, (circa 1648)
NPG D18496

D18444

King Charles II

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1649
NPG D18444