Portrait of Charles II as King of Scots by David Des Granges

This miniature depicts Charles II (1630 - 1685) in early adulthood, the period of his coronation as King of Scots in 1651.


Watercolour on vellum
Height 6.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,719 ( Total: £19,120)
Acquired in:
Michael Simonow through Bonhams

He wears armour, an embroidered white lawn collar with tassels and blue Garter ribbon. His natural hair is worn long and he has his trademark moustache. David des Granges accompanied Charles to Scotland that year, and was appointed His Majesty's limner in Scotland. From The Albion Collection of portrait miniatures.


The Walpole family; D S Lavender (Antiques) Ltd; Michael Simonow (The Albion Collection); Bonhams 2004.

Venue details

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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