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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch (1649-1685), Son of Charles II and Lucy Walter

Sitter associated with 43 portraits
The eldest of Charles II's illegitimate children, Monmouth was the son of Lucy Walter. Charming, ambitious and unprincipled, he fought in the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch wars and gained a considerable reputation as one of Britain's finest soldiers. On his father's death in 1685 he led the 'Monmouth Rebellion', an attempt to take the throne from his uncle, James II. He landed in England with a small Protestant army and issued a declaration in which he accused James of poisoning the late king, usurping the throne, and ruling against the law. His forces were defeated at Sedgemoor and he was tried and executed.

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5376

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Jan van Wyck
oil on canvas, circa 1675
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5376

5225

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1678)
NPG 5225

151

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

possibly after William Wissing
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1683)
On display at
NPG 151

D19810

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1660-1690
NPG D19810

D29395

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Francis Barlow, sold by Steven Lye
line engraving, circa 1665-1675
NPG D29395

D13256

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Francis Barlow, sold by Steven Lye
etching, circa 1665-1675
NPG D13256

D29269

Royals

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

D29401

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Jan van der Vaart, after William Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29401

D29502

Politicians in the reign of King Charles II

by and sold by John Savage
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29502

D35401

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Johann Azelt
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D35401

D35403

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Unknown artist
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D35403

D22955

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by William Faithorne, published by John Overton, after William Sheppard
line engraving, circa 1674-1679
NPG D22955

D35402

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

probably by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after William Sheppard
line engraving, circa 1675-1685
NPG D35402

D29392

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

published by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, circa 1680
NPG D29392

D29393

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint with retouching, circa 1680
NPG D29393

D11990

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint with retouching, circa 1680
NPG D11990

D11989

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

published by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, circa 1680
NPG D11989

D5697

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century (1683)
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D5697