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Stuart portraits and the Civil War

A selection of portraits from 1603 to 1714, many of which are on display at the Gallery or at Montacute House, our regional partner in Somerset. Portraits below are listed in chronological order.

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Anne of Denmark
by Unknown artist
circa 1628-1644
NPG 4656

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
attributed to William Larkin, and studio of William Larkin
circa 1616
NPG 3840

Benjamin ('Ben') Jonson
by Abraham van Blyenberch
circa 1617
NPG 2752

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban
by Unknown artist
after 1731, based on a work of circa 1618
NPG 1288

King Charles I
by Gerrit van Honthorst
NPG 4444

John Milton
by Unknown artist
circa 1629
NPG 4222

King Charles II
by Unknown artist
NPG 6403

King Charles I
by Daniel Mytens
NPG 1246

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon
by Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt
NPG 4514

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland
studio of Daniel Mytens
circa 1633, based on a work of circa 1632-1633
NPG 3770

Venetia, Lady Digby
by Sir Anthony van Dyck
circa 1633-1634
NPG 5727

Henrietta Maria
by Unknown artist, background by Hendrik van Steenwyck
circa 1635
NPG 1247

King Charles II
by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
NPG 5103

King James II
by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
NPG 5104

Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange
by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
NPG 5105

The Capel Family
by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
circa 1640
NPG 4759

Sir Kenelm Digby
by Sir Anthony van Dyck
circa 1640
NPG 486

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine
by Gerrit van Honthorst
circa 1641-1642
NPG 4519

Richard Neville
by William Dobson
circa 1643
NPG 5382

John Evelyn
by Robert Walker
1648-circa 1656
NPG 6179

Oliver Cromwell
by Robert Walker
circa 1649
NPG 536

John Tradescant the Younger
attributed to Thomas De Critz
NPG 1089

Mary Beale
by Mary Beale
circa 1666
NPG 1687

Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington
after Sir Peter Lely
based on a work of circa 1665-1670
NPG 1853

Mary of Modena
by Willem Wissing
circa 1685
NPG 214

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
NPG 3794

King William III
by Unknown artist
circa 1695
NPG 1026

Grinling Gibbons
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
based on a work of circa 1690
NPG 2925

Michael Dahl
by Michael Dahl
NPG 3822

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