National Portrait Gallery Publishes New Book on Later Stuart Portraits 1685 – 1714

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LONDON.- This important reference work is the latest in the series of thoroughly researched, impressively detailed catalogues raisonnés of the National Portrait Gallery‘s Collections. It catalogues the entire Collection of portraits in all media of those active in the period 1685 and 1714, and includes new research from the Gallery’s curators and art historian John Ingamells. This volume revises and updates David Piper’s Seventeenth-Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery (1963), and like its predecessors, forms a bedrock for research on British portraiture of this period. This disturbed period of British history spanned the reigns of the last Stuart monarchs, James II, William III with Mary II and Queen Anne, a period of enormous political upheaval, at the heart of which was the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688. Yet it was also a time of huge achievement. Included in the catalogue is the famous military leader the Duke o