King William III

1 portrait on display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery

King William III, after Sir Peter Lely, (1677) - NPG 1902 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King William III

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (1677)
49 in. x 39 1/4 in. (1245 mm x 997 mm)
Purchased, 1921
Primary Collection
NPG 1902


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Sitterback to top

  • King William III (1650-1702), Reigned 1689-1702. Sitter associated with 139 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 826 portraits, Sitter in 18 portraits.

This portraitback to top

One of a number of copies of Lely's portrait painted in England at the time of William's marriage.

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Linked publicationsback to top

  • Audio Guide
  • Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 324
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 663
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 60