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James FitzJames, Duke of Berwick

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1693 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Drevet, Pierre, born 1663 - died 1738 (engraver)
    Gennari, Benedetto II, born 1633 - died 1715 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 4, box A

Physical description

Head and shoulders portrait in an oval, turned slightly to right and looking to front. The sitter is wearing a long wig, neck cloth and a cloak with the star of the Order of the Garter. The name of the painter, in the lower left corner, has been altered by hand. In each corner of the print is an oval with an allegorical picture. In the top left is a flower in a garden and the inscription 'angues arcibit ab hortis'; in the top right is a leopard and a lion fighting and the inscription 'nec proderit astus'; in the lower left is a harp and the inscription 'componit et excitat iras; in the lower right is an arm holding a sword and the inscription 'metum paenamque rebeltibus infert'.

Place of Origin

France (printed)


1693 (printed)


Drevet, Pierre, born 1663 - died 1738 (engraver)
Gennari, Benedetto II, born 1633 - died 1715 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Serenissimus Princeps Jacobus Dux De Berwick &c. Offerebay Humillius Servus Joannes Farely Presbiter Kilmoriensis 1693 Genaro pinxit Drevet sculp.'


Height: 49.5 cm, Width: 41.9 cm

Descriptive line

Portrait. head and shoulders of James Fitzjames Duke of Berwick upon Tweed in an oval border. Engraving by Pierre Drevet after Benedetto Gennari, 1693.





Subjects depicted

Lion; Wig; Harp; Officer; Leopard; Garter star; Duke


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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