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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch (1649-1685), Son of Charles II and Lucy Walter

Sitter associated with 43 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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D38867

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing
mezzotint, 1686 (1683)
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D11908

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Robert Williams, after William Wissing
mezzotint, 1686 (1683)
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D30846

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

D16773

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

D16774

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

D16775

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

D16776

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

D19808

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

D29399

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

D29390

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

after William Wissing
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D29394

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

published by John Thane, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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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)
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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
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D29400

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

D29397

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

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

D38868

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D38868

D19487

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

D20142

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by and published by Pieter Schenck
mezzotint, circa 1700-1718
NPG D20142

D20003

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Bernard Picart (Picard), after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1724
NPG D20003

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