King Charles II (1630-85) Reigned 1660-85

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    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • About the artist
    Thomas Hawker, portrait painter, lived in Sir Peter Lely’s house in Covent Garden, London, after Lely’s death. He was described by art historian Sir Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse as ‘a close but pedestrian follower of Lely’. Hawker painted portraits of the Duke of Grafton (c.1680/1), Titus Oates and Sir Dudley North. He is probably the same artist called Edward Hawker by George Vertue, perhaps in error, who was still living and aged more than 80 years, in 1721.
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    Title
    King Charles II (1630-85) Reigned 1660-85
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 191.50 cm, width: 137.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Graves Ltd, 1900
    Provenance
    Collection at Madingley Hall, Cambridgeshire; probably by descent to Dame Maria Susanna King (died 1871; wife of Vice-Admiral Sir Richard King, died 1834; daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Cotton); sold through 'The Madingley Pictures' sale, Messrs Foster, Pall Mall, London, on 14-15 June 1871; collection of Mr S. J. Leather; by whom sold through Christie's, London, on 8 December 1883 (Lot 117), no artist attribution published in catalogue; from which sale purchased by Colnaghi, London; with Graves Ltd.; from whom purchased by the Office of Works in 1900
    GAC number
    0/94