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Mary, Princess of Orange

(1631-1660), Daughter of Charles I; wife of William II of Orange-Nassau

Sitter associated with 49 portraits
The eldest daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, Mary was distinguished as a young girl for her intelligence and beauty. She married William II of Orange when she was nine and he fifteen and went to the Netherlands three years later in 1644. When her husband became Stadholder in 1647 she shared in his public duties. After William's sudden death the Republicans gained control and for the rest of her life Mary struggled for the rights of her brother Charles (later Charles II) and her son William (later William III of England), born just a few days after his father's death. Mary died of smallpox when visiting her brother Charles to celebrate his Restoration.

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Five Children of King Charles I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 267

Five Children of King Charles I

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, 17th century (1637)
NPG 267

Mary, Princess of Orange, by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen) - NPG 5105

Mary, Princess of Orange

by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
oil on panel, 1639
NPG 5105

Probably Mary, Princess of Orange, studio of Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG 1534

Probably Mary, Princess of Orange

studio of Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, 1650s
NPG 1534

Mary, Princess of Orange, by Peter Van Abeele - NPG 6075

Mary, Princess of Orange

by Peter Van Abeele
silver medal, 1654
NPG 6075

Mary, Princess of Orange, by Pieter de Jode I, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26432

Mary, Princess of Orange

by Pieter de Jode I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26432

Mary, Princess of Orange, by Jonas Suyderhoef, published by  Pieter Claesz Soutman, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D26429

Mary, Princess of Orange

by Jonas Suyderhoef, published by Pieter Claesz Soutman, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, published circa 1625-1650
NPG D26429

Mary, Princess of Orange, published by Balthasar Moncornet - NPG D26433

Mary, Princess of Orange

published by Balthasar Moncornet
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26433

Mary, Princess of Orange, by Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D26434

Mary, Princess of Orange

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26434

Mary, Princess of Orange, after Unknown artist - NPG D18425

Mary, Princess of Orange

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18425

Mary, Princess of Orange, after Unknown artist - NPG D18426

Mary, Princess of Orange

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18426

Mary, Princess of Orange, by Pieter de Jode II, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D18427

Mary, Princess of Orange

by Pieter de Jode II, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18427

Mary, Princess of Orange, after Unknown artist - NPG D18428

Mary, Princess of Orange

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18428

Mary, Princess of Orange, published by Theodorus Merlen, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17811

Mary, Princess of Orange

published by Theodorus Merlen, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D17811

Progeny of Charles I, published by Edward Cooper, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26448

Progeny of Charles I

published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, (1637)
NPG D26448

Mary, Princess of Orange, probably by William Faithorne, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D22822

Mary, Princess of Orange

probably by William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, late 1630s-1640s
NPG D22822

Mary, Princess of Orange, by Crispyn van den Queborne, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D32049

Mary, Princess of Orange

by Crispyn van den Queborne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D32049

The Marriage of William II of Orange-Nassau and Mary, Princess of Orange, by Renier Persyn, after  Isac Isaacsz (Isacsen) - NPG D32120

The Marriage of William II of Orange-Nassau and Mary, Princess of Orange

by Renier Persyn, after Isac Isaacsz (Isacsen)
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D32120

Mary, Princess of Orange, by William Faithorne, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D22883

Mary, Princess of Orange

by William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1641
NPG D22883

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