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King William III (1650-1702), Reigned 1689-1702

Sitter associated with 139 portraits
Reigned 1689-1702. The posthumous son of the Stadholder William II of Holland and Mary, daughter of Charles I, William married his cousin Mary, daughter of James II and Anne Hyde in 1677. In 1688 he accepted an invitation by a group of leading statesmen to land in Britain with an armed force; after the flight of James II he was crowned king, jointly with his wife, in 1689. William's lifelong devotion to the fight against French expansionism benefited from additional resources after he became King. Although he lacked warmth and physical presence he showed considerable political, diplomatic and military ability.

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D31055

King William III

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

D7747

King William III when Prince of Orange

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

D7749

King William III when Prince of Orange

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

D7750

King William III

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

D7751

King William III

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

D7752

King William III when Prince of Orange

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

D18421

King William III when Prince of Orange

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

D16903

King William III

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

D16905

King William III

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

D16907

King William III

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

D16906

King William III

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

D16904

King William III

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

D17027

King William III

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

D17028

King William III

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

D17042

King William III

after Unknown artist
etching, late 17th century
NPG D17042

D17044

King William III

after Unknown artist
etching, late 17th century
NPG D17044

D20954

King William III

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

D32761

King William III

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

D9227

Queen Mary II; King William III

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

D31078

Queen Mary II; King William III

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