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Mary of Modena (1658-1718), Queen of James II

Sitter associated with 54 portraits
Roman Catholic Queen of James II and only daughter of Alfonso IV, Duke of Modena, Mary intended to enter a convent until her marriage with James (1673). She then dedicated herself to the conversion of England, but her support of her husband's pro-Catholic policies made her unpopular. The fear of a Catholic succession to the throne, caused by the birth of their son James Francis Edward in 1688, led to the invitation of William of Orange to England.

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Mary of Modena

by William Wissing
oil on canvas, circa 1685
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 214

D29318

Mary of Modena

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Sir Peter Lely, published by Moses Pitt
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29318

D30802

Mary of Modena

by John Griffier, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D30802

D30803

Mary of Modena

after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D30803

D30806

Mary of Modena

by Etienne Jehandier Desrochers, after Nicolas de Largilliere
line engraving, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D30806

D34732

Possibly Mary of Modena

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D34732

D32751

Mary of Modena

by and published by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1673-1685
NPG D32751

D20277

Mary of Modena

published by Jean or Johannes de Ram
mezzotint, circa 1675-1696
NPG D20277

D8439

Mary of Modena as Duchess of York

published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D8439

D19676

Mary of Modena when Duchess of York

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D19676

D32754

Mary of Modena

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), published by Moses Pitt, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published circa 1680-1683
NPG D32754

D11402

Mary of Modena

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D11402

D11411

Mary of Modena

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D11411

D11917

Mary of Modena

published by John Smith, after Nicolas de Largilliere
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D11917

D32749

Mary of Modena

by and sold by Isaac Beckett, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1685-1688
NPG D32749

D32750

Mary of Modena

by Pieter Stevens, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, circa 1685-1688
NPG D32750

D32752

Mary of Modena

by Robert White, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1685-1688
NPG D32752

D34729

Mary of Modena

by and published by Gerard Valck, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1685-1688
NPG D34729