King James II
- Extended catalogue entry
Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
King James II
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
based on a work of 1684
3 1/2 in. x 2 7/8 in. (89 mm x 73 mm) oval
This portraitback to top
Copied from the Kneller head seen in NPG 666 and the ‘Pepys’ portrait of 1688, suggesting that NPG 6277 was made after James’s exile in France. When V. J. Murrell inspected NPG 6277 in 1975 he tentatively suggested it might be of French workmanship (notes in NPG archive).
Referenceback to top
Simon & Saywell (eds.) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 332.
Provenanceback to top
Hon. Frederic H. A. Wallop (1870-1953); in 1932-33 given to his nephew, Alan Evans (c.1890-1974), by whom bequeathed to the National Gallery, London, 1974; lent to the NPG 1974 (L152/15) until permanently transferred in 1994.
Exhibitionsback to top
Victoria and Albert Museum 1927–49; La cour des Stuarts à Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 1992, no.123a.
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.