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James, Duke of York (1633–1701)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A full-length highly coloured Baroque portrait of James II in a Romanesque costume representing Mars, the God of War. He wears a brown full-bottomed wig, and gold armour of lapped plates and tassels. He also wears green three-quarter length hose and jewelled sandals, cross-gartered to lion mask tops. His right hand rests on a stick, his left on his hip clutching an embroidered red silk cloak that is fastened with a jewel on his right shoulder.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1672–1673

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 228.6 x W 162.5 cm

Accession number

BHC2797

Acquisition method

National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)

Work type

Painting


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