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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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272

King William III

after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
oil on canvas, (1657)
NPG 272

6269

King William III

by Jan de Baen
oil on canvas, circa 1668
NPG 6269

580

King William III

possibly after William Wissing
oil on canvas, feigned oval
NPG 580

1902

King William III

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (1677)
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1902

4153

King William III

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1690
NPG 4153

1026

King William III

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1690
On display in the Smoking Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1026

1737

King William III

by Charles Boit
enamel on copper, 1690s
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1737

5496

King William III

attributed to Thomas Murray
oil on canvas
NPG 5496

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

D20087

King William III

after Unknown artist
engraving, 1650s
NPG D20087

D16945

King William III

published by Theodorus Merlen, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1660s?
NPG D16945

D16947

King William III

by Lerch, after Adriaen Hanneman
line engraving, 1660s
NPG D16947

D16946

King William III and two unknown men

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1660s?
NPG D16946

D21574

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1670s-1680s
NPG D21574

D29269

Royals

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