King Charles II and Colonel William Carlos in the Royal Oak

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King Charles II and Colonel William Carlos in the Royal Oak, by Isaac Fuller, 1660s? - NPG 5249 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles II and Colonel William Carlos in the Royal Oak

by Isaac Fuller
oil on canvas, 1660s?
83 3/4 in. x 124 1/4 in. (2127 mm x 3156 mm)
Purchased, 1979
Primary Collection
NPG 5249


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  • William Carlos (died 1689), Royalist soldier. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 292 portraits.

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  • Isaac Fuller (1606-1672), Painter. Artist associated with 12 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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One in a series of paintings showing Charles II's 'Escape from the Battle of Worcester', probably commissioned shortly after the Restoration. In this picture, Charles and Colonel Carlos have taken shelter in the Boscobel oak tree. Carlos watches over the sleeping prince while Roundhead soldiers search the wood below them. There was a reward of £1000 offered for Charles' capture.

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