Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
Charles II (1630-85)
Three-quarter-length portrait of Charles II (1630-85), standing in armour, wearing the chain of the Garter, holding a baton in his right hand, and resting his left hand on a helmet below the crown and sceptre. The canvas appears to have been left unfinished by Lely and was probably completed later, possibly in Lely's studio. At a still later period the canvas was enlarged to a full-length but the additions were removed in 1955.