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Mary, Princess of Orange (1631-1660), Daughter of Charles I; wife of William II of Orange-Nassau

Sitter associated with 49 portraits
The eldest daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, Mary was distinguished as a young girl for her intelligence and beauty. She married William II of Orange when she was nine and he fifteen and went to the Netherlands three years later in 1644. When her husband became Stadholder in 1647 she shared in his public duties. After William's sudden death the Republicans gained control and for the rest of her life Mary struggled for the rights of her brother Charles (later Charles II) and her son William (later William III of England), born just a few days after his father's death. Mary died of smallpox when visiting her brother Charles to celebrate his Restoration.

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D26439

Mary, Princess of Orange

after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26439

D26440

Mary, Princess of Orange

by R. Cooper, after Pieter de Jode I
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26440

D26435

Mary, Princess of Orange

published by William Richardson, after Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, published 1802
NPG D26435

D26438

Mary, Princess of Orange

by Edward Harding, after Silvester Harding
stipple engraving, published 1808
NPG D26438

D26437

Mary, Princess of Orange

by Edward Scriven, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1810
NPG D26437

D32117

Three Eldest Children of Charles I

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
photogravure, late 19th or early 20th century (1635)
NPG D32117