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Queen Mary II

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Queen Mary II

by William Faithorne Jr, published by Edward Cooper, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1698
13 5/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. (346 mm x 257 mm)
acquired, 1868
Reference Collection
NPG D7768

Sitterback to top

  • Queen Mary II (1662-1694), Reigned with William III 1689-94. Sitter associated with 97 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • William Faithorne Jr (circa 1670-1703), Engraver. Artist associated with 52 portraits.
  • Jan van der Vaart (1647-1721), Artist. Artist associated with 52 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D7766: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D10663: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)

Events of 1698back to top

Current affairs

The king's residence, Whitehall Palace, is destroyed by fire. The Banqueting House survives.
Issues surrounding the prerogative of the king and size of a standing army during peacetime serve as the principal subjects for debate during the general election. The Whig Junto majority is reduced by resurgent Tory opposition.

Art and science

Anti-theatrical polemicist, Jeremy Collier writes, A Short View, attacking the immorality of the theatre.
John Bunyan's The Heavenly Foot-Man, a sermon on Christian life, is published posthumously.

International

Instructed by William III, Arnold Joost van Keppel, earl of Albemarle, negotiates with Louis XIV over issues surrounding the Spanish succession. Proposals in the first partition treaty are agreed by both sides.
Peter I of Russia visits England eager to strengthen diplomatic ties with other European countries.

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