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King William III

(1650-1702), Reigned 1689-1702

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 142 portraits
Reigned 1689-1702. Born at the Hague, William III was the posthumous son of the Stadholder William II. His youth was passed under the shadow of Republican ascendancy, since his father's bid for personal power had provoked a strong reaction. He became a proficient student of languages, growing up frugal, temperate and reserved, though capable of deep devotion, as, for instance, to his faithful Bentinck. William married his cousin Mary, daughter of James II and Anne Hyde in 1677. In 1688 he accepted the invitation of seven leading Englishmen to land in Britain with an armed force to preserve Protestant liberties. After the flight of James II he was crowned king and ruled jointly with his wife. He showed great magnanimity to his enemies, and considerable skill in making the best of the English political situation, though he experienced much opposition to his rule.

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King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D17039

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1689-1702
NPG D17039

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D17040

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1689-1702
NPG D17040

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D17041

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1689-1702
NPG D17041

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D17045

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1689-1702
NPG D17045

King William III, by Henry Hulsbergh (Hulsberg), after  Unknown artist - NPG D17046

King William III

by Henry Hulsbergh (Hulsberg), after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1689?
NPG D17046

King William III, by Pieter Stevens (Stephani), published by  Nicolaes Visscher II - NPG D20945

King William III

by Pieter Stevens (Stephani), published by Nicolaes Visscher II
line engraving, circa 1689-1702
NPG D20945

The Royal Family, by Bernard Lens (II) - NPG D7754

The Royal Family

by Bernard Lens (II)
mezzotint, 1689-1702
NPG D7754

King William III, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D21577

King William III

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1690s)
NPG D21577

Queen Mary II; King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D32771

Queen Mary II; King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1690
NPG D32771

King William III, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7744

King William III

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (circa 1690s)
NPG D7744

King William III when Prince of Orange, by William Faithorne Jr, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7746

King William III when Prince of Orange

by William Faithorne Jr, published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1690s
NPG D7746

King William III, by Romeyn de Hooghe - NPG D21575

King William III

by Romeyn de Hooghe
etching, 1691
NPG D21575

King William III, by Romeyn de Hooghe - NPG D10883

King William III

by Romeyn de Hooghe
etching, 1691
NPG D10883

King William III, possibly by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli - NPG D10557

King William III

possibly by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli
line engraving, circa 1692-1702
NPG D10557

King William III, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D21576

King William III

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line and stipple engraving, (circa 1695)
NPG D21576

King William III, by Simon Gribelin, sold by  William Creed, after  I. or J. Fowler (Forster) - NPG D10662

King William III

by Simon Gribelin, sold by William Creed, after I. or J. Fowler (Forster)
line engraving, 1695 or after
NPG D10662

King William III, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11525

King William III

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1695
NPG D11525

King William III, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7743

King William III

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (circa 1695)
NPG D7743

King William III, by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7745

King William III

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1695
NPG D7745

King William III, published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11944

King William III

published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1695
NPG D11944

King William III, by Simeon Thomassin, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17043

King William III

by Simeon Thomassin, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1695
NPG D17043

King William III, by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D31051

King William III

by Étienne Jehandier Desrochers, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D31051

King William III, by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D10884

King William III

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1697 or after
NPG D10884

King William III, after Gerard de Lairesse - NPG D31061

King William III

after Gerard de Lairesse
etching, 18th century
NPG D31061

King William III, by Michael Vandergucht - NPG D31062

King William III

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D31062

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D7755

King William III

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, probably 18th century
NPG D7755

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D7756

King William III

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, probably 18th century
NPG D7756

William III and Mary II, by Unknown artist - NPG D13186

William III and Mary II

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D13186

King William III, by Pieter Schenck - NPG D19743

King William III

by Pieter Schenck
mezzotint, circa 1700-1718
NPG D19743

King William III, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D20244

King William III

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, published circa 1700-1704
NPG D20244

King William III, after Unknown artist - NPG D17032

King William III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D17032

King William III, published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11922

King William III

published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1702
NPG D11922

King William III, by Antoine Trouvain, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31064

King William III

by Antoine Trouvain, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1706
NPG D31064

King William III, by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D9219

King William III

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1715-1724
NPG D9219

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 William III; Queen Mary II, by Jakob van der Schley, after  Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon) - NPG D10672

King William III; Queen Mary II

by Jakob van der Schley, after Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon)
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D10672

King William III, by John Faber Jr, after  Unknown artist - NPG D9228

King William III

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1731
NPG D9228

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