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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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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

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