Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland, c1678 (1958). Life-size, in pale brownish-pink terracotta, the bust portrays King Charles II at the age of 48. After the execution of his father, Charles I, in 1649 during the English Civil War, Charles II (1630-1685) went into exile. After the death of Oliver Cromwell and the fall of the Protectorate in 1659 a restoration of the monarchy was negotiated and Charles made a triumphal entry into London on 29 May 1660, his birthday. A print from The Fitzwilliam Museum an Illustrated Survey, Trianon Press, 1958.
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