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Adverts for Portraits of William and Mary

Advertisements for portraits of William and Mary appeared quickly after William formally assumed the reigns of government on 28th December 1688. Vanderbank advertised a portrait of the Prince and Princess of Orange in The London Gazette as early as 31st December. The print is advertised again but described as a portrait of the King and… Continue reading Adverts for Portraits of William and Mary

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Portrait Print Advertising Under James II

This is an abridged version of the section on James II in chapter 4 of my Ph.D thesis.  Portrait print advertising under James is characterised by a restricted range of domestic sitters in comparison to the preceding and following reigns. With the exception of the image of Titus Oates in 1685, all domestic [i.e. not… Continue reading Portrait Print Advertising Under James II