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King Charles II in Boscobel Wood
by Isaac Fulleroil on canvas, 1660s?84 1/8 in. x 74 in. (2137 mm x 1880 mm)Purchased, 1979NPG 5248
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27 October 2016, 21:56
According to the Illustrated London News of November 8th, 1856 ,the sitters of the pictures painted by Fuller "descriptive of the escape, disguise and concealment of the king after the battle of Worchester" were "Colonels Careless, Lane and Pendrills".
It added that " Lord Clanbrassil, the last incumbent of the woolsack" of the Irish House of Lords took them to Tullymore Park when the Irish parliament was abolished.
However, Clanbrassil was never lord chancellor of Ireland and therefore not the Speaker of the House. In any case, he died in 1798, two years before the House was abolished. Therefore, he must have taken them earlier, with or without the agreement of his peers.
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