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King James II (1633-1701), Reigned 1685-8

Sitter associated with 128 portraits
James II was Charles II's younger brother and became King in 1685. A convert to Roman Catholicism ruling a largely Protestant population, he advocated greater tolerance towards Catholics in his Declaration of Indulgence of 1687. When the Archbishop of Canterbury and six bishops requested he reconsider, they were arrested. In 1688 a group of Protestant nobles asked William, Prince of Orange to come to England with an army. James fled to France, where he lived in exile for the rest of his life, while William of Orange and his wife Mary, James's daughter, reigned in Great Britain.

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D22745

Royall History Compleated 1660

by Unknown artist
line engraving, published circa 1660
NPG D22745

D18573

King James II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1660s-1670s
NPG D18573

D29269

Royals

sold by John Clark
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29269

D30785

King James II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D30785

D30799

King James II

by and published by Johannes Willemsz ('Jan') van Munnickhuysen, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D30799

D31060

King James II

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D31060

D10653

King James II

by Robert White, printed and sold by John King
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D10653

D30786

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D30786

D18576

King James II

after Adriaen van der Werff
line and stipple engraving, late 17th century
NPG D18576

D18578

King James II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
etching, late 17th century
NPG D18578

D18579

King James II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D18579

D18580

King James II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D18580

D19485

King James II

by Robert White, published by John Overton
line engraving, circa 1675-1700
NPG D19485

D19924

King James II

published by Nicolaes Visscher II
engraving, circa 1675-1700
NPG D19924

D18571

King James II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1679
NPG D18571

D18572

King James II

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1679
NPG D18572

D11400

The Five Eldest Children of King Charles I

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1680-84 (1637)
NPG D11400

D11410

King James II when Duke of York

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D11410

D11822

King James II

published by Isaac Beckett
mezzotint, circa 1681-1688
NPG D11822