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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    MICHAEL ROSSE (BRITISH, 1650-1735)

    James II (1633-1701), in gilt-studded armour and lace jabot, wearing a full-bottomed curling wig

    Price Realised  

    MICHAEL ROSSE (BRITISH, 1650-1735)
    James II (1633-1701), in gilt-studded armour and lace jabot, wearing a full-bottomed curling wig
    enamel
    oval, 2½ in. (63 mm.) high, in later gilt-metal chased foliate easel frame with mirrored initials and crown surmount


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    James II (1633-1701) was the third son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria. He married twice: Anne Hyde bore him four sons and four daughters (Charles, Mary, James, Anne, another Charles, Edgar, Henrietta, and Catherine) before her death in 1671; Mary of Modena bore him two sons and five daughters (Catherine, Isabella, Charles, Charlotte, Elizabeth, James Francis Edward, and Louisa). James was deposed in 1688, and died from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1701.

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