The Wallace Collection

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Charles II
  • After Samuel Cooper (1609 - 1672)
  • Charles II
  • England
  • c. 1660 - 1690
  • Miniature
  • Painted on vellum
  • Image size: 86.1 cm
    Frame size: 8.3 x 6.8 cm
    Overall size: 10.4 x 6.8 cm, with hook
  • Inscription: 'Rosa … on / D' Perhaps for Rosamond, 17th century hand.
  • M84
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Commentary
Further Reading
  • This portrait miniature is a good copy of an unfinished portrait of Charles II by Samuel Cooper of an unknown date, at Chiddingstone Castle. King Charles is depicted wearing the Lion Armour, white collar and ribbon of the Order of the Garter. It is notable for its informality (the sitter is shown turning his shoulders and head to the right and appears relaxed) in contrast to the frontally-posed official portraits of the king.