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King Charles II on Humphrey Penderel's Mill Horse

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King Charles II on Humphrey Penderel's Mill Horse, by Isaac Fuller, 1660s? - NPG 5250 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles II on Humphrey Penderel's Mill Horse

by Isaac Fuller
oil on canvas, 1660s?
84 3/8 in. x 93 3/4 in. (2143 mm x 2381 mm)
Purchased, 1979
Primary Collection
NPG 5250


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  • King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 292 portraits.
  • Humphrey Penderel, Royalist; brother of Richard Penderel. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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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. After his night spent in what became known as the 'Royal Oak', Charles travelled on to another safe hiding place, Moseley Hall. On his journey he was obliged to ride Humphrey Penderel's cart-horse. When he joked that it was 'the heaviest dull jade he ever rode on', Penderel replied 'Can you blame the horse to go heavily, when he has the weight of three kingdoms on his back?'.

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