[Queen Mary II][Serenissima Maria D.G. Angl: Scot: Fran: et Hib: Regina
[J Cooper ex]
Mezzotint. proof before letters. Sheet 460 x 310mm (18 x 12¼"). Trimmed to platemark.
Queen Mary II (1662-1694), reigned 1689-94. The eldest daughter of James II, Mary married Prince William of Orange in 1677. In the dilemma of the 1688 Revolution she supported her husband and Protestantism rather than her Catholic father, and she was invited to return to England in 1689 to share the monarchy with William. She proved a wise and effective ruler, especially during William's absences at war. One of a set of 'The Beauties done from the Original Pictures in his Maj.ties Pallace of Hampton Court, by Sr Godfrey Kneller'. The paintings still hang in William III's state rooms there.
For others in the series see refs. 32811 and 35856. CS 28.
[Ref: 38529] £220.00