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King William III

6 of 146 portraits by Willem Wissing

King William III, by Willem Wissing, based on a work of 1685 -NPG 580 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

King William III

after Willem Wissing
based on a work of 1685
29 1/2 in. x 24 3/4 in. (750 mm x 630 mm) overall
NPG 580

This portraitback to top

A reduced and indifferent derivation from the three-quarter-length portrait by Wissing painted in 1685.

Referenceback to top

Ellis 1843
Sir Henry Ellis, List of Portraits suspended on the Walls of the Eastern Zoological Gallery, British Museum, 1843, no.12.

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 378 as a copy after Wissing(?).

Provenanceback to top

Dr Andrew Gifford (1700-84) by whom presented to the British Museum; transferred to the NPG 1879 (as by Jan Wyck).1

1 R. W. Goulding, Catalogue of Pictures belonging to … the Duke of Portland …, C. K. Adams ed., 1936, p 62, described it in error as ‘from the collection of Lord Brownlow at Ashridge’.

Exhibitionsback to top

Royal Pageantry, Hagley Hall, 1981; Parliament and the Glorious Revolution, Banqueting House, Whitehall, 1988, no.14; Henry Purcell, British Library, 1995–96; La Batalla de Almansa, Valencia, 2007, no.31; Oudenaarde, En Stad, een Koning, een Veldheer, Oudenaarde, 2008.


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.

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