Portrait of Charles II

 

Portrait of Charles II

 

Portrait of Charles II

From the neck of the monarch hangs the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The precious insignia always hung on the portraits of the monarchs of the house of Austria, who sometimes also wanted to be represented wearing the red habit of the Order, as Charles II does here. Following the death of this sovereign and the War of Succession, the Order was actually divided in two branches, the Spanish and the Austrian.

 

Portrait of Charles II, Claudio Coello, 1680-1682

Room 35

Carles II