NPG Number
5103
Mkey
1230
Sitter/Title
King Charles II
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
CorneliusJohnson(CorneliusJanssenvanCeulen)
Date made
1639
Medium
oil on panel
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
king charles ii

1230

5103

King Charles II

by

Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)

1639

oil on panel

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The image of Charles as a boy soldier was, it seems, a potent piece of propaganda; a {portrait by Van Dyck|mw07189} made around the same time as this portrayed in him in armour. This portrait, with its view of a military encampment in the distance, is one of three painted by Johnson of the royal children.