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James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

(1610-1688), Statesman and royalist soldier; commander of the royalist forces in Ireland

Sitter associated with 17 portraits
A royalist general and an important statesman, Ormonde served with distinction in Ireland in the Civil Wars, holding the country for the crown until forced out by Cromwell in 1650. In exile he devotedly served Charles II, and was rewarded at the Restoration with a dukedom and other honours. He was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland in 1661. Despite his great abilities and integrity he acquired many enemies at court, whose influence led to his dismissal in 1669. He retired to Ireland, but was reappointed Lord-Lieutenant in 1677.

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James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG 370

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1665)
NPG 370

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Willem Wissing - NPG 5559

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Willem Wissing
oil on canvas, circa 1680-1685
NPG 5559

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by and after David Loggan - NPG D29353

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by and after David Loggan
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D29353

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by and after David Loggan - NPG D29356

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by and after David Loggan
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D29356

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D29354

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29354

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, after Unknown artist - NPG D29364

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D29364

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Michael Vandergucht - NPG D29355

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, 1713
NPG D29355

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Michael Vandergucht - NPG D29357

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, 1713
NPG D29357

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, after David Loggan, published by  John Thane - NPG D29350

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

after David Loggan, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D29350

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by E. Bocquet, possibly after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29352

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by E. Bocquet, possibly after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D29352

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, possibly after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29349

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, possibly after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1793
NPG D29349

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Robert Dunkarton, after  David Loggan - NPG D3775

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Robert Dunkarton, after David Loggan
mezzotint, published 1815
NPG D3775

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Burnet Reading, published by  Thomas Rodd the Elder, or published by  Thomas Rodd the Younger, after  David Loggan - NPG D29351

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Burnet Reading, published by Thomas Rodd the Elder, or published by Thomas Rodd the Younger, after David Loggan
line engraving, published 1821
NPG D29351

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Edward Scriven, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D29358

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Edward Scriven, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
etching and stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D29358

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Edward Scriven, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D29359

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Edward Scriven, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
etching and stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D29359

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Edward Scriven, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D39381

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Edward Scriven, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
etching and stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D39381

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by John Henry Robinson, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D29360

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple and line engraving, published 1 August 1830
NPG D29360

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