George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608-1670)
LOA: 11 1/2″
During the English Civil War he fought on behalf of Charles I, was captured by the Parliamentary forces, and imprisoned in the Tower of London. Following the defeat and death of Charles I, Monck cunningly joined the Parliamentary forces in their campaigns in Ireland and Scotland. Cromwell appointed him Governor of Scotland. Following Cromwell’s death he pivoted his support–and the troops under his command–to Charles II. In 1663, following his support of the restoration of the English monarchy under Charles II, he was named one of the eight Lords Proprietors of Carolina.
DESCRIPTION: Half length portrait of a man in a suit of armor with fabric draped around him with long hair standing before a landscape background, holding something in his left hand.