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King James II

(1633-1701), Reigned 1685-88

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 134 portraits
James II was Charles II's younger brother and became King in 1685. A convert to Roman Catholicism ruling a largely Protestant population, he advocated greater tolerance towards Catholics in his Declaration of Indulgence of 1687. When the Archbishop of Canterbury and six bishops requested he reconsider, they were arrested. In 1688 a group of Protestant nobles asked William, Prince of Orange to come to England with an army. James fled to France, where he lived in exile for the rest of his life, while William of Orange and his wife Mary, James's daughter, reigned in Great Britain.

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King James II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D10645

King James II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D10645

King James II, after Unknown artist - NPG D7867

King James II

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, after 1701
NPG D7867

King James II, published by John Cooper, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30780

King James II

published by John Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1703
NPG D30780

King James II, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11521

King James II

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1703
NPG D11521

King James II, by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7868

King James II

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1703
NPG D7868

King James II, by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7869

King James II

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1703
NPG D7869

King James II, by Michael Vandergucht, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30797

King James II

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1706
NPG D30797

King James II, by Michael Vandergucht, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30798

King James II

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1706
NPG D30798

House of Stuart, by Unknown engraver, sold by  Charles Price, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck, and after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D19756

House of Stuart

by Unknown engraver, sold by Charles Price, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, and after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, after 1713
NPG D19756

King James II, published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11918

King James II

published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1718
NPG D11918

King James II, by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7870

King James II

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1718
NPG D7870

King James II; Mary of Modena, by George Vertue - NPG D48202

King James II; Mary of Modena

by George Vertue
etching and line engraving, circa 1720-1750
NPG D48202

The Sovereigns of England, part 2, by John Carwitham, printed and published by  Richard Caldwell, after  Unknown artist - NPG D34142

The Sovereigns of England, part 2

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34142

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D32727

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving and etching, published 1730s (1688)
NPG D32727

King James II, by Robert Sheppard, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7987

King James II

by Robert Sheppard, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1732
NPG D7987

King James II, by Robert Sheppard, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7988

King James II

by Robert Sheppard, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1732
NPG D7988

Three Eldest Children of Charles I, by Sir Robert Strange, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D32118

Three Eldest Children of Charles I

by Sir Robert Strange, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1750s-1780s (1635)
NPG D32118

Three Eldest Children of Charles I, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D9088

Three Eldest Children of Charles I

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, mid 18th century (1635)
NPG D9088

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