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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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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

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