King Charles II and Jane Lane riding to Bristol

1 portrait of Jane (née Lane), Lady Fisher

King Charles II and Jane Lane riding to Bristol, by Isaac Fuller, 1660s? - NPG 5251 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles II and Jane Lane riding to Bristol

by Isaac Fuller
oil on canvas, 1660s?
83 1/2 in. x 93 5/8 in. (2121 mm x 2378 mm)
Purchased, 1979
Primary Collection
NPG 5251

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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. This portrait focusses on the last part of Charles's escape to the coast which was arranged by Colonel Lane, a Staffordshire gentleman, and his sister Jane. Disguised as Jane's servant, the pair rode Pillion to Bristol where Charles hoped to find a ship to France. He was to remain in hiding for another five weeks before he was able to escape to France.

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