King James II

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King James II, by Unknown artist, circa 1690 - NPG 366 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King James II

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1690
47 1/2 in. x 38 3/4 in. (1207 mm x 984 mm)
Purchased, 1873
Primary Collection
NPG 366

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  • King James II (1633-1701), Reigned 1685-8. Sitter associated with 128 portraits.

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Whilst in exile in France a small, continental industry of portrait painting, copies and prints developed around James and his heirs as their supporters - the Jacobites - wanted icons to reinforce and renew their loyalty.

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