Stuart portraits and the Civil War



A selection of portraits from 1603 to 1714, many of which are on display at the Gallery or at Montacute House, our regional partner in Somerset.


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Henry, Prince of Wales, by Robert Peake the Elder, circa 1610 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry, Prince of Wales
by Robert Peake the Elder
circa 1610
NPG 4515

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, by Robert Peake the Elder, circa 1610 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia
by Robert Peake the Elder
circa 1610
NPG 6113

Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, by Nicholas Hilliard, circa 1611 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset
by Nicholas Hilliard
circa 1611
NPG 4260

Anne of Denmark, by Unknown artist, circa 1628-1644 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne of Denmark
by Unknown artist
circa 1628-1644
NPG 4656

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, by Unknown artist, 1613 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia
by Unknown artist
1613
NPG 5529

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, attributed to William Larkin, circa 1616 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
attributed to William Larkin
circa 1616
NPG 3840

Benjamin Jonson, by Abraham van Blyenberch, circa 1617 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Benjamin Jonson
by Abraham van Blyenberch
circa 1617
NPG 2752

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban, by Unknown artist, after 1731 (circa 1618) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban
by Unknown artist
after 1731 (circa 1618)
NPG 1288

Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, after Daniel Mytens, circa 1618 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton
after Daniel Mytens
circa 1618
NPG 52

Sir Nathaniel Bacon, by Sir Nathaniel Bacon, circa 1625 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Nathaniel Bacon
by Sir Nathaniel Bacon
circa 1625
NPG 2142

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne, by Unknown artist, probably after 1625 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne
by Unknown artist
probably after 1625
NPG 6538

King Charles I, by Gerrit van Honthorst, 1628 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles I
by Gerrit van Honthorst
1628
NPG 4444

John Milton, by Unknown artist, circa 1629 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Milton
by Unknown artist
circa 1629
NPG 4222

King Charles II, by Unknown artist, 1630 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles II
by Unknown artist
1630
NPG 6403

King Charles I, by Daniel Mytens, 1631 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles I
by Daniel Mytens
1631
NPG 1246

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon, by Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt, 1631 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon
by Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
1631
NPG 4514

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, studio of Daniel Mytens, (circa 1632-1633) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland
studio of Daniel Mytens
(circa 1632-1633)
NPG 3770

Venetia, Lady Digby, by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, circa 1633-1634 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Venetia, Lady Digby
by Sir Anthony Van Dyck
circa 1633-1634
NPG 5727

Henrietta Maria, by Unknown artist, background by  Hendrik van Steenwyck, circa 1635 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henrietta Maria
by Unknown artist, background by Hendrik van Steenwyck
circa 1635
NPG 1247

Frederick V, King of Bohemia, by Gerrit van Honthorst, 1635 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Frederick V, King of Bohemia
by Gerrit van Honthorst
1635
NPG 1973

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, studio of Sir Anthony Van Dyck, circa 1636 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford
studio of Sir Anthony Van Dyck
circa 1636
NPG 4531

Lord George Stuart, 9th Seigneur of Aubigny, by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, circa 1638 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Lord George Stuart, 9th Seigneur of Aubigny
by Sir Anthony Van Dyck
circa 1638
NPG 5964

King Charles II, by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen), 1639 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles II
by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
1639
NPG 5103

King James II, by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen), 1639 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King James II
by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
1639
NPG 5104

Mary, Princess of Orange, by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen), 1639 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary, Princess of Orange
by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
1639
NPG 5105

The Capel Family, by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen), circa 1640 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Capel Family
by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
circa 1640
NPG 4759

Sir Kenelm Digby, by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, circa 1640 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Kenelm Digby
by Sir Anthony Van Dyck
circa 1640
NPG 486

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate, by Gerrit van Honthorst, circa 1641-1642 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate
by Gerrit van Honthorst
circa 1641-1642
NPG 4519

Richard Neville, by William Dobson, circa 1643 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Neville
by William Dobson
circa 1643
NPG 5382

John Evelyn, by Robert Walker, 1648 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Evelyn
by Robert Walker
1648
NPG 6179

Oliver Cromwell, by Robert Walker, circa 1649 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Oliver Cromwell
by Robert Walker
circa 1649
NPG 536

King Charles I; Sir Edward Walker, by Unknown artist, circa 1650 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles I; Sir Edward Walker
by Unknown artist
circa 1650
NPG 1961

John Tradescant the Younger, attributed to Thomas De Critz, 1652 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Tradescant the Younger
attributed to Thomas De Critz
1652
NPG 1089

Catherine of Braganza, by or after Dirk Stoop, circa 1660-1661 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Catherine of Braganza
by or after Dirk Stoop
circa 1660-1661
NPG 2563

Sir Peter Lely, by Sir Peter Lely, circa 1660 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Peter Lely
by Sir Peter Lely
circa 1660
NPG 3897

Anne Hyde, Duchess of York; King James II, by Sir Peter Lely, 1660s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne Hyde, Duchess of York; King James II
by Sir Peter Lely
1660s
NPG 5077

King Charles II, by John Michael Wright, circa 1660-1665 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles II
by John Michael Wright
circa 1660-1665
NPG 531

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans, by Sir Peter Lely, circa 1662 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans
by Sir Peter Lely
circa 1662
NPG 6028

Mary Beale, by Mary Beale, circa 1665 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Beale
by Mary Beale
circa 1665
NPG 1687

Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, after Sir Peter Lely, (circa 1665-1670) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington
after Sir Peter Lely
(circa 1665-1670)
NPG 1853

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, by Unknown artist, circa 1665-1670 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
by Unknown artist
circa 1665-1670
NPG 804

Samuel Pepys, by John Hayls, 1666 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Samuel Pepys
by John Hayls
1666
NPG 211

Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, after Sir Peter Lely, (circa 1672) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh
after Sir Peter Lely
(circa 1672)
NPG 204

The Family of Sir Robert Vyner, by John Michael Wright, 1673 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Family of Sir Robert Vyner
by John Michael Wright
1673
NPG 5568

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, by Sir Peter Lely, circa 1675 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
by Sir Peter Lely
circa 1675
NPG 279

Queen Mary II, by Sir Peter Lely, 1677 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Mary II
by Sir Peter Lely
1677
NPG 6214

Eleanor (

Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn
by Simon Verelst
circa 1680
NPG 2496

King Charles II, attributed to Thomas Hawker, circa 1680 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles II
attributed to Thomas Hawker
circa 1680
NPG 4691

Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, by Pierre Mignard, 1682 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth
by Pierre Mignard
1682
NPG 497

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, possibly after William Wissing, (circa 1683) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch
possibly after William Wissing
(circa 1683)
NPG 151

Mary of Modena, by William Wissing, circa 1685 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary of Modena
by William Wissing
circa 1685
NPG 214

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1685 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1685
NPG 3794

King William III, by Unknown artist, circa 1690 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King William III
by Unknown artist
circa 1690
NPG 1026

Grinling Gibbons, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, (circa 1690) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Grinling Gibbons
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
(circa 1690)
NPG 2925

Michael Dahl, by Michael Dahl, 1691 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Michael Dahl
by Michael Dahl
1691
NPG 3822

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