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Statuette - King Charles II

King Charles II

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1656 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dieussart, François (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, porphyry base

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This small miniature portrait-bust, which is apparently unique, represents King Charles II some time in the late 1650s when he was still in exile in the Netherlands. It is closely comparable with painted an engraved portraits of the King made in the period. This bust was presumably commissioned by the King himself or one of his relatives of supporters in exile.

Physical description

Statue, bronze.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)


1656 (made)


Dieussart, François (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, porphyry base


Height: 13.34 cm

Object history note

Bought from David Peel & Co Ltd.

Descriptive line

Statuette, bronze, King Charles II, Francois Diessart, 1656.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Vermeersch, Valentin. Brugges Kunstbezit, I, Brugge/ Utrecht, 1969, p. 101, no. 19.
de Behault de Dornon, A. Bruges, Sejour d'exil des rois d'Angleterre Edouard IV (1471) et Charles II (1656-8), Bruges, pp. 244-7
Van Houtryve, A. A Bruges Kruisbooggilde van St. Joris, Handzame, 1968, p. 85, note. 44.


Bronze; Porphyry


Sculpture Collection

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