The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

First Previous 6 OF 122 NextLast

King James II

6 of 122 portraits of King James II

King James II, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, based on a work of 1684 -NPG 6277 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

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
NPG 6277

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.

View all known portraits for King James II

View all known portraits for Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt