Queen Mary II
10 of 13 portraits by Jan Verkolje
Queen Mary II
by Jan Verkolje, published by Nicolaes Visscher II, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1689-1693
17 1/4 in. x 12 5/8 in. (437 mm x 321 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (441 mm x 326 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1949
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Sitterback to top
- Queen Mary II (1662-1694), Reigned with William III 1689-94. Sitter associated with 95 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Buildings and architecture
- Carpets and textiles
- Flowers and plants
- Fur accessories
- Jewellery - Brooches, buttons and buckles
- Jewellery - Crowns and tiaras
- Jewellery - Earrings
- Jewellery - Pearls
- Jewellery - Pendants and necklaces
- Jewellery - Precious stones
- Room with a view
Events of 1689back to top
Current affairsWilliam III is crowned jointly with his wife Mary II in Westminster Abbey in an unprecedented coronation of two monarchs.
The Bill of Rights is passed establishing the supremacy of Parliament, while limiting the power of the Crown.
Scottish Jacobites defeat Williamite troops at the Battle of Killiiecrankie.
Art and scienceThomas Shadwell, appointed poet laureate and historiographer royal, replaces John Dryden, his literary adversary.
John Riley and Godfrey Kneller are jointly appointed principal painter to the king.
Composer Henry Purcell presents his opera, Dido and Aeneas, at Josias Priest's girls' school.
InternationalSupported by Irish Catholics, deposed James II lands in Ireland with French troops commanded by Duc de Lauzun. Within months, James and Jacobite, Richard Talbot, Earl of Tyrconnel convene the 'Patriot Parliament' which re-establishes Catholics into government and repeals the Act of Settlement (1652), restoring confiscated lands to Catholic owners.
Exhibitions and displays
- Life, Death and Memory
Until 4 February 2018
- Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon
17 December, 12:30
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