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Vandrebanc, Peter; Kneller, Godfrey (after)
Portrait of Charles II Portrait of Charles II
around 1680-1685 around 1680-1685

Peter Vandrebanc moved to London in 1674 and his printed portraits of Charles II were considered to be the finest seen in England up to that date. These prints elevated Vandrebanc’s status and provided the artist financial stability. The magnitude of this print affirms the monarch’s royal stature. That said, Charles II was once described as “cast of the same mould with those of a lower species.” His subjects loved him, and such a print would have been a sure collector’s item.

 
Vandrebanc, Peter; Kneller, Godfrey (after)
Paris, France 1649-Bradfield, England 1697; Lubeck, Germany 1646-London, England 1723 Paris, France 1649-Bradfield, England 1697; Lubeck, Germany 1646-London, England 1723
Portrait of Charles II Portrait of Charles II
around 1680-1685 around 1680-1685
Etching on paper Etching on paper
56.2 x 41.3 cm
Gift of Mary C. Stewart in memory of J. Douglas Stewart, 2013 Gift of Mary C. Stewart in memory of J. Douglas Stewart, 2013
56-014.01

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