Charles I and Son
Oil on canvas portrait painting of "Charles I and Son", ca. 1860-1900, by an unknown artist (after van Dyck). This portrait features King Charles I (1600-1649), monarch over England, Ireland, and Scotland, as well as one of his sons. He ruled as King from 1625-1645, until he was ousted from the throne during the English Civil War. Charles refused to accept the demand to make England a Constitutional Monarchy and was eventually tried for treason and executed in 1649. A son, depicted at his side, is likely Charles II (1630-1685), who succeeded his father as the King of England after the monarchy was restored in 1660.