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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

(1649-1685), Son of Charles II and Lucy Walter

Sitter associated with 42 portraits
The eldest of Charles II's illegitimate children, Monmouth was the son of Lucy Walter. Charming, ambitious and unprincipled, he fought in the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch wars and gained a considerable reputation as one of Britain's finest soldiers. On his father's death in 1685 he led the 'Monmouth Rebellion', an attempt to take the throne from his uncle, James II. He landed in England with a small Protestant army and issued a declaration in which he accused James of poisoning the late king, usurping the throne, and ruling against the law. His forces were defeated at Sedgemoor and he was tried and executed.

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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  William Wissing - NPG D38867

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing
mezzotint, 1686 (1683)
NPG D38867

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Robert Williams, after  William Wissing - NPG D11908

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Robert Williams, after William Wissing
mezzotint, 1686 (1683)
NPG D11908

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30846

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D30846

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D16773

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D16773

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D16774

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D16774

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D16775

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D16775

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D16776

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D16776

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by and published by Pieter Schenck - NPG D19808

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by and published by Pieter Schenck
mezzotint, circa 1700-1718
NPG D19808

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Bernard Picart (Picard), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29399

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Bernard Picart (Picard), after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, 1724
NPG D29399

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, after William Wissing - NPG D29390

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

after William Wissing
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D29390

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, published by John Thane, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29394

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

published by John Thane, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D29394

Unknown man engraved as James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by William Baillie, after  Gaspar Netscher, after  Jan van Wyck - NPG D29402

Unknown man engraved as James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by William Baillie, after Gaspar Netscher, after Jan van Wyck
mezzotint, 30 September 1774 (in or before 1676)
NPG D29402

Unknown man engraved as James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by William Baillie, after  Gaspar Netscher, after  Jan van Wyck - NPG D38870

Unknown man engraved as James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by William Baillie, after Gaspar Netscher, after Jan van Wyck
mezzotint, 30 September 1774 (in or before 1676)
NPG D38870

Unknown man engraved as James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by William Baillie, after  Gaspar Netscher, after  Jan van Wyck - NPG D39265

Unknown man engraved as James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by William Baillie, after Gaspar Netscher, after Jan van Wyck
mezzotint, 30 September 1774 (in or before 1676)
NPG D39265

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Robert Cooper, published by  Charles Baldwyn, published by  Henry Baldwyn, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29398

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Robert Cooper, published by Charles Baldwyn, published by Henry Baldwyn, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D29398

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29400

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

after Sir Peter Lely
ink and wash, early 19th century
NPG D29400

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Edward Scriven, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29397

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Edward Scriven, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1810
NPG D29397

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Hilton, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D29396

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple and line engraving, published 1 December 1819
NPG D29396

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Hilton, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D38869

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple and line engraving, published 1 December 1819
NPG D38869

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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

published by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, circa 1680
NPG D19487

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