Richard Gibson (British, 1615-1690)
A pair of three-quarter length portraits of James II (1633-1701), as Duke of York and Mary Beatrice of Modena (1658-1718); he, wearing full armour, blue sash of the Order of the Garter and white lace jabot, he holds a staff, his plumed helmet on red drapery to his right; she, wearing brown dress with white underslip, strand of pearls across her breast held at her corsage with a jewelled brooch, blue cloak over her right shoulder and pearl necklace, dark brown curtain with gold fringe and carved frieze with putti behind her.
Watercolour on vellum, gilded wood frames.
Rectangular, 184mm (7 1/4in) high (2)
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