King James II and VII (1633-1701) Reigned 1685-8, as Duke of York

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Royal Hospital, Chelsea (long-term loans)
  • About the artist
    John Riley, born in London, was justly described by Horace Walpole as one of the best native painters who had then flourished in England. However, his talents have been somewhat obscured by the fame of Kneller. Charles II sat for Riley (his three-quarter length portrait is now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford) and, in 1689, Riley was jointly appointed ‘Principal Painter’ to William III and Queen Mary, with Kneller. Riley's pupils included Anthony Russell, Edward Gouge, Thomas Murray and Jonathan Richardson Riley the elder. He died in London and was buried in Bishopsgate Church in the City.
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    People
    James II and VII
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    King James II and VII (1633-1701) Reigned 1685-8, as Duke of York
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 73.00 cm, width: 60.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, 1936
    Provenance
    Christie's 1936 (or 1937)
    GAC number
    0/49