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King James I of England and VI of Scotland (1566-1625), Reigned, Scotland from 1567, England 1603-25

Sitter associated with 197 portraits
The son of Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley, James was crowned King of Scotland in 1567, at the age of one on the abdication of his mother, and the country was run until his majority by a succession of Protestant Regents. He succeeded Elizabeth I in 1603. His commitment to peace and reconciliation balanced religious divisions, and he successfully held the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland together under one ruler for the first time. Intelligent and scholarly, his greatest act of cultural patronage was probably the 'King James' translation of the Bible (1611). James's financial incompetence and his devotion to a succession of male favourites fuelled his critics, particularly after his death.

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549

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, probably early 17th century
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548

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after John De Critz the Elder
oil on panel, early 17th century (circa 1606)
On display in Room 5 at Montacute House
NPG 548

109

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, 1621
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 109

D16663

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
hand-coloured photograph, before 1939 (circa 1590)
NPG D16663

D19815

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Thomas de Leu
line engraving, circa 1590-1612
NPG D19815

D20136

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
engraving, published 1598
NPG D20136

D25099

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly early 17th century
NPG D25099

D25100

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Nicolas de Clerck
line engraving, possibly early 17th century
NPG D25100

D25679

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D25679

D25680

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, probably early to mid 17th century
NPG D25680

D25681

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

printed and published by Peter Stent
line engraving, probably early to mid 17th century
NPG D25681

D25684

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Pieter de Jode I
line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D25684

D25685

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D25685

D25686

King James I of England and VI of Scotland and Anne of Denmark

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25686

D25687

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by C.G.
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25687

D25690

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25690

D25691

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25691

D25694

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Wolfgang Kilian
line engraving, possibly early to mid 17th century
NPG D25694

D25696

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 17th century
NPG D25696

D25699

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, possibly early to mid 17th century
NPG D25699

D25700

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D25700

D25701

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

possibly by William Faithorne, printed and published by Robert Peake the Elder
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25701

D25703

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D25703

D25705

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
woodcut, probably 17th century
NPG D25705

D25707

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 17th century
NPG D25707

D18180

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by C.G., after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18180

D18182

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Peter Isselburg (Yselburg, Eisselburg), after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18182

D18183

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18183

D18181

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18181

D18184

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18184

D18193

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18193

D18198

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18198

D18194

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18194