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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

(1649-1685), Son of Charles II and Lucy Walter

Sitter associated with 42 portraits
The eldest of Charles II's illegitimate children, Monmouth was the son of Lucy Walter. He fought in the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch wars gaining a considerable reputation as one of Britain's finest soldiers. Charming and ambitious, he was put forward as a Protestant candidate for the throne at the time of the 'Popish Plot' in 1678. 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. He was defeated at Sedgemoor and was tried and executed.

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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 5225

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1678)
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5225

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, possibly after William Wissing - NPG 151

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D19810

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Francis Barlow, sold by  Steven Lye - NPG D29395

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Francis Barlow, sold by  Steven Lye - NPG D13256

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

Royals, sold by John Clark - NPG D29269

Royals

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

Politicians in the reign of King Charles II, by and sold by John Savage - NPG D29502

Politicians in the reign of King Charles II

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Johann Azelt - NPG D35401

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Unknown artist - NPG D35403

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Unknown artist - NPG D38868

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D38868

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by William Faithorne, published by  John Overton, after  William Sheppard - NPG 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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, probably by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after  William Sheppard - NPG D35402

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, published by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29392

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29393

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11990

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, published by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11989

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Edward Cooper, after  William Wissing - NPG 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)
NPG D5697

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