King Charles II (1630-1685)
after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680)
Oil painting on canvas, King Charles II (1630-1685), after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680). A three-quarter-length portrait, seated, his body facing left, his head facing the viewer. Wearing a long black curled wig and a green velvet cloak lined with red satin; at the shoulder is a gold braid with three ribbons set with rubies. The cloak reveals a white shirt with lace collar and his right hand rests on his lap, his left on the head of a staff.
Bequest of Courtenay Arthur Ralegh Radford (1900 - 1999)
Marks and inscriptions
CHARLES 2[ND] / SIR PETER LELY / (painted in black on a gold plaque attached to frame)
Makers and roles
after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), artist