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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Charles II (1630-85)

Overview

Creator: Sir Peter Lely (1618-80) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c. 1670
Materials: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
122.2 x 99.1 cm
RCIN 
401223
Reference(s): 
OM 236
Provenance: 
First recorded in the Royal Collection during the reign of Queen Victoria
Description:

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.

Further details

Category: 
Paintings