[Charles II]Carolus II Dei Gratia Magna Britanniae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Rex.
Etching, sheet 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾"). Trimmed inside platemark and glued to album sheet with hand-drawn border. Rare.
Charles II (1630-85), king of Britain following the execution of his father during the English Civil War. He was crowned after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Engraved after a portrait by Gonzales Coques (1614-84), Antwerp-based painter known as 'little Van Dyck'. Coques was well-known for his portraits (he had also painted Charles I), and helped to introduce to the southern Netherlands a new genre of group portraits showing the sitters going about their everyday activities.
[Ref: 37364] £140.00