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King Charles II

18 of 292 portraits of King Charles II

King Charles II, by James Parmentier, circa 1685 - NPG 137 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles II

by James Parmentier
oil on copper, circa 1685
5 3/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (136 mm x 115 mm)
Bequeathed by Reverend Peter Spencer, 1862
Primary Collection
NPG 137


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  • King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 292 portraits.

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Probably a posthumous commemoration of the King, whose portrait is shown being carried to heaven by the goddess of wisdom, Minerva, and a group of angels. In the background is a view of Windsor.

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  • Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 68
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 117