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 8 OF 142 NextLast

King William III

8 of 142 portraits of King William III

King William III, by Jan Henrik Brandon, based on a work of 1697 -NPG 4153 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

King William III

after Jan Henrik Brandon
based on a work of 1697
97 5/8 in. x 64 5/8 in. (2480 mm x 1640 mm) overall
NPG 4153

This portraitback to top

Showing William III in state robes. A copy, with minor variations in the draperies and the carpet, of the portrait by Brandon painted in 1697 for the Trêveszaal in the Binnenhof, The Hague. [1] Another copy is at Het Loo, [2] and a version was sold Maak van Waay, Amsterdam, 10 May 1971, lot 26. [3] Piper noted the similarity of the pose with Kneller’s Charles II (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 3023). Brandon’s standing three-quarter-length of the King in armour, uses the same face mask.
Brandon also made a three-quarter-length copy of the Kneller coronation portrait for the municipality of ‘s Hertogenbosch.

Footnotesback to top

1) Illus. S. van Raaij & P. Spies, The Royal Progress of William and Mary, Amsterdam, 1988, p 4.
2) Letter from Wies Erkelens, Het Loo, 10 January 1990 (NPG archive); lent by the Nassau-Dietz family, Oranienstein.
3) Sceptre in right hand, left hand on hip, robes over his right knee, left leg behind right, with building upper right; no putto on chair.

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 379 as by an unknown artist.

Provenanceback to top

The Counts MacCarthy Reagle,1 Château de Franquières, Grenoble; Mme. Georges Forest-Colcombet (d. 1960), by whom presented 1960.

1 A French family of Irish descent, ennobled 1776.

Exhibitionsback to top

On loan to the Ministry of Works 1960–92; 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.

View all known portraits for King William III



Gallery blog

Read our latest news and have your say.

Join the conversation

Tell us More about our silhouettes, photograph of Hubert Leslie, Silhouettist

Identify our Silhouettes

Join enthusiastic contributors who have already identified 155 sitters.

Help transcribe signatures

Tell us More about our Silvy sitters, photograph of Camille Silvy, photographer with boy

Tell us more about our Silvy sitters

Help us identify the sitters who visited Camille Silvy’s photographic studio during the 1860s.

Identify our sitters