© National Portrait Gallery, London
King Charles II
by David Des Granges, after Adriaen Hanneman Click on the links below to find out more
watercolour on vellum, (circa 1648)
1 3/4 in. x 1 1/2 in. (45 mm x 38 mm) oval
Transferred from National Gallery, 1994
- King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 294 portraits.
- David Des Granges (circa 1611-circa 1672). Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Adriaen Hanneman (1601?-1671?), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 32 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Resurgence of civil war largely ends at the battle of Preston, won by Parliamentarians under Oliver Cromwell's command.Parliamentary General Henry Ireton's Army Remonstrance demands the king is tried an enemy of the state. Ireton also instigates a coups d'état, Pride's Purge, ridding Parliament of MPs supporting negotiations with Charles.
Art and science
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