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King William III

(1650-1702), Reigned 1689-1702

Sitter associated with 140 portraits
Reigned 1689-1702. Born at the Hague, William III was the posthumous son of the Stadholder William II. His youth was passed under the shadow of Republican ascendancy, since his father's bid for personal power had provoked a strong reaction. He became a proficient student of languages, growing up frugal, temperate and reserved, though capable of deep devotion, as, for instance, to his faithful Bentinck. William married his cousin Mary, daughter of James II and Anne Hyde in 1677. In 1688 he accepted the invitation of seven leading Englishmen to land in Britain with an armed force to preserve Protestant liberties. After the flight of James II he was crowned king and ruled jointly with his wife. He showed great magnanimity to his enemies, and considerable skill in making the best of the English political situation, though he experienced much opposition to his rule.

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King William III, after Cornelius Johnson - NPG 272

King William III

after Cornelius Johnson
oil on canvas, (1657)
NPG 272

King William III, after Jan de Baen - NPG 6269

King William III

after Jan de Baen
oil on canvas, (1667)
NPG 6269

King William III, studio of Sir Peter Lely - NPG 1902

King William III

studio of Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (1677)
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1902

King William III, after Willem Wissing - NPG 580

King William III

after Willem Wissing
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1685)
NPG 580

King William III, by Thomas Murray - NPG 5496

King William III

by Thomas Murray
oil on canvas, circa 1691
NPG 5496

King William III, by Unknown artist - NPG 1026

King William III

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1695
On display in the Smoking Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1026

King William III, by Charles Boit - NPG 1737

King William III

by Charles Boit
enamel on copper, circa 1696-1699
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1737

King William III, after Jan Henrik Brandon - NPG 4153

King William III

after Jan Henrik Brandon
oil on canvas, (1697)
NPG 4153

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D20087

King William III

after Unknown artist
engraving, 1650s
NPG D20087

King William III, published by Theodorus Merlen, after  Unknown artist - NPG D16945

King William III

published by Theodorus Merlen, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1660s?
NPG D16945

King William III, by Lerch, after  Adriaen Hanneman - NPG D16947

King William III

by Lerch, after Adriaen Hanneman
line engraving, 1660s
NPG D16947

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D21574

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1670s-1680s
NPG D21574

Royals, sold by John Clark - NPG D29269

Royals

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

King William III, by Gerard Valck, published by  Nicolaes Visscher II, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32760

King William III

by Gerard Valck, published by Nicolaes Visscher II, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1670s-1680s
NPG D32760

King William III, by Michael Burghers - NPG D32772

King William III

by Michael Burghers
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D32772

King William III, by Frederick Hendrik van Hove - NPG D31052

King William III

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D31052

King William III, by Jacob Gole, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D31053

King William III

by Jacob Gole, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D31053

King William III, published by Nicolaes Visscher II, after  Unknown artist - NPG D31054

King William III

published by Nicolaes Visscher II, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D31054

King William III, by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D31055

King William III

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D31055

King William III when Prince of Orange, after Unknown artist - NPG D7747

King William III when Prince of Orange

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, probably late 17th century
NPG D7747

King William III when Prince of Orange, by Gerard Valck, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D7749

King William III when Prince of Orange

by Gerard Valck, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, probably late 17th century
NPG D7749

King William III, by Pieter Schenck, after  Unknown artist - NPG D7750

King William III

by Pieter Schenck, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, probably late 17th century
NPG D7750

King William III, by Pieter Schenck, after  Unknown artist - NPG D7751

King William III

by Pieter Schenck, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, probably late 17th century
NPG D7751

King William III when Prince of Orange, by Pieter Schenck, after  Unknown artist - NPG D7752

King William III when Prince of Orange

by Pieter Schenck, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, probably late 17th century
NPG D7752

King William III when Prince of Orange, by Christian Hagen, after  Unknown artist - NPG D18421

King William III when Prince of Orange

by Christian Hagen, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1670s
NPG D18421

King William III, by Christian Hagen, after  Unknown artist - NPG D16903

King William III

by Christian Hagen, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1670s-1680s
NPG D16903

King William III, by Gerard de Lairesse - NPG D16905

King William III

by Gerard de Lairesse
etching, 1670s-1680s
NPG D16905

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D16907

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1670s-1680s
NPG D16907

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D16906

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1670s-1680s
NPG D16906

King William III, published by Carel Allard, after  Unknown artist - NPG D16904

King William III

published by Carel Allard, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1670s-1680s
NPG D16904

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D17027

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D17027

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D17028

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1670s-1680s
NPG D17028

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D17042

King William III

after Unknown artist
etching, late 17th century
NPG D17042

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D17044

King William III

after Unknown artist
etching, late 17th century
NPG D17044

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D20954

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1670s-1680s
NPG D20954

King William III, by Jacobus Allardt, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32761

King William III

by Jacobus Allardt, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1672-1688
NPG D32761

Queen Mary II; King William III, by Wallerant Vaillant, after  Unknown artist - NPG D9227

Queen Mary II; King William III

by Wallerant Vaillant, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1677
NPG D9227

Queen Mary II; King William III, by Wallerant Vaillant, after  Unknown artist - NPG D31078

Queen Mary II; King William III

by Wallerant Vaillant, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1677
NPG D31078

King William III, published by Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29332

King William III

published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D29332

King William III, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D9218

King William III

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678
NPG D9218

King William III when Prince of Orange, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D7748

King William III when Prince of Orange

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678
NPG D7748

King William III, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11412

King William III

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-84 (circa 1677)
NPG D11412

King William III, by Isaac Beckett - NPG D9217

King William III

by Isaac Beckett
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D9217

King William III, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing, and after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D32766

King William III

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing, and after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D32766

King William III, by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D8428

King William III

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D8428

King William III, by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D11530

King William III

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D11530

King William III, published by John Smith - NPG D11776

King William III

published by John Smith
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D11776

King William III, by Gerard de Lairesse - NPG D21550

King William III

by Gerard de Lairesse
etching, circa 1689-1702
NPG D21550

King William III ('The Departure of His Royal Highness for England'), by Bastiaen Stopendael (Stoopendael), or by  Daniel Stopendael (Stoopendael) - NPG D22616

King William III ('The Departure of His Royal Highness for England')

by Bastiaen Stopendael (Stoopendael), or by Daniel Stopendael (Stoopendael)
etching, circa 1689
NPG D22616

King William III ('The Landing of His Royal Highness in England'), by Bastiaen Stopendael (Stoopendael), or by  Daniel Stopendael (Stoopendael) - NPG D22617

King William III ('The Landing of His Royal Highness in England')

by Bastiaen Stopendael (Stoopendael), or by Daniel Stopendael (Stoopendael)
etching, circa 1689
NPG D22617

King William III; Queen Mary II, by Romeyn de Hooghe, published by  Carel Allard - NPG D32270

King William III; Queen Mary II

by Romeyn de Hooghe, published by Carel Allard
etching with additional letterpress text, 1689 or after
NPG D32270

King William III, by Jan Verkolje, published by  Carel Allard - NPG D32762

King William III

by Jan Verkolje, published by Carel Allard
mezzotint, circa 1689-1693
NPG D32762

King William III, published by Nicolaes Visscher II, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32763

King William III

published by Nicolaes Visscher II, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1689-1702
NPG D32763

King William III, by William Faithorne Jr, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D32764

King William III

by William Faithorne Jr, published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1689-1702
NPG D32764

King William III, by Bernard Lens (II), published by  Edward Cooper, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32765

King William III

by Bernard Lens (II), published by Edward Cooper, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1689-1702
NPG D32765

King William III, by and published by Robert White - NPG D32767

King William III

by and published by Robert White
line engraving, circa 1689-1702
NPG D32767

King William III, by Robert White - NPG D32770

King William III

by Robert White
line engraving, circa 1689-1702
NPG D32770

King William III, by Gerard Valck, after  Unknown artist - NPG D9220

King William III

by Gerard Valck, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1689 or after
NPG D9220

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