Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
Mary of Modena (1658-1718), Queen of James II
‘tall and admirably shaped, her hair black as jet, so were her eyebrows and her eyes, but the latter were so full of light and sweetness, as they did dazzle and charm too ... in the whole turn of her face, which was the most graceful oval, there were all the features, all the beauty, that could be great and charming in any human creature’ (Lord Peterborough, 1685).
This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.