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Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

(1619-1682), Soldier and patron of science; son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia and Elizabeth of Bohemia

Sitter associated with 45 portraits
Artist associated with 1 portrait
The third son of Frederick V and Elizabeth, the exiled King and Queen of Bohemia, Rupert was a nephew of Charles I. A keen experimental scientist, he submitted a wide range of research including a water pump, navigational instruments, gunpowder, an early machine gun and a perspective aid for artists. He was also one of the earliest mezzotint printmakers in England, and a notable tennis player. Having gained extensive military experience on the continent, he proved to be one of the most skillful and inspiring Royalist commanders in the Civil War, and he became a successful naval commander against the Dutch after the Restoration. He was made an honorary Founder Fellow of the Royal Society in 1664.

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Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG 4519

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on panel, feigned oval, circa 1641-1642
NPG 4519

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG 233

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

after Sir Peter Lely
watercolour on vellum, (circa 1665-1670)
NPG 233

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, studio of Sir Peter Lely - NPG 608

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

studio of Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1670
NPG 608

The King and Queen of Bohemia and their family, after Unknown artist - NPG D26452

The King and Queen of Bohemia and their family

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D26452

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D26477

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26477

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by Hendrik Snyers, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18151

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by Hendrik Snyers, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18151

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18154

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18154

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, published by Pieter de Jode II, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18155

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

published by Pieter de Jode II, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18155

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, published by Pieter de Jode II, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18156

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

published by Pieter de Jode II, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18156

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, after William Faithorne, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D22926

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

after William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (early 1640s)
NPG D22926

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, after William Faithorne, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D22927

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

after William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (early 1640s)
NPG D22927

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26473

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, early 1640s
NPG D26473

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D32644

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, early 1640s
NPG D32644

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by William Faithorne, published by  Thomas Hinde, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D22925

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by William Faithorne, published by Thomas Hinde, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published circa 1643-1652
NPG D22925

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by Unknown artist - NPG D18152

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by Unknown artist
line engraving, (1643)
NPG D18152

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by Unknown artist - NPG D18153

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by Unknown artist
line engraving, (1643)
NPG D18153

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by Wenceslaus Hollar, published by  John Giles - NPG D20069

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by Wenceslaus Hollar, published by John Giles
etching, published 1643
NPG D20069

King Charles I and his adherents, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after  Unknown artists - NPG D22672

King Charles I and his adherents

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after Unknown artists
line engraving, 1660s
NPG D22672

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by William Faithorne, published by  Peter Stent, after  William Dobson - NPG D22928

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by William Faithorne, published by Peter Stent, after William Dobson
line engraving, published 1662
NPG D22928

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, after Unknown artist - NPG D26474

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly late 17th century
NPG D26474

Royals, sold by John Clark - NPG D29269

Royals

sold by John Clark
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29269

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), published by  John Lloyd - NPG D42382

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), published by John Lloyd
mezzotint, circa 1672-1673
NPG D42382

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, published by Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D13175

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D13175

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, after Unknown artist - NPG D26472

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

after Unknown artist
etching, 18th century
NPG D26472

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by Thomas Chambers (Chambars) - NPG D26475

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars)
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D26475

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, after Unknown artist - NPG D26480

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D26480

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, after Unknown artist - NPG D32645

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

after Unknown artist
line and stipple engraving
NPG D32645

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D32646

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving
NPG D32646

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by James Bretherton, after  Robert Cooper - NPG D26479

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by James Bretherton, after Robert Cooper
etching, late 18th century
NPG D26479

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by Charles Knight, published by  E. & S. Harding, after  Silvester Harding - NPG D26463

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by Charles Knight, published by E. & S. Harding, after Silvester Harding
stipple engraving, published 1793
NPG D26463

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, published by William Richardson, after  Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D26478

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

published by William Richardson, after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, published 1798
NPG D26478

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn engraved as Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by Edward Scriven, after  Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn - NPG D26476

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn engraved as Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by Edward Scriven, after Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
stipple engraving, published 1810 (circa 1629)
NPG D26476

'James I and his royal progeny', by Charles Turner, published by  Samuel Woodburn, after  Willem de Passe - NPG D25692

'James I and his royal progeny'

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Willem de Passe
mezzotint, published 1814
NPG D25692

'James I and his royal progeny', by Charles Turner, published by  Samuel Woodburn, after  Willem de Passe - NPG D34878

'James I and his royal progeny'

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Willem de Passe
mezzotint, published 1814
NPG D34878

'James I and his royal progeny', by Charles Turner, published by  Samuel Woodburn, after  Willem de Passe - NPG D9808

'James I and his royal progeny'

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Willem de Passe
mezzotint, published 1814
NPG D9808

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, after William Faithorne, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18149

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

after William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1816
NPG D18149

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, sold by Sir Robert Peake, after  William Faithorne, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18150

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

sold by Sir Robert Peake, after William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1816
NPG D18150

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  Harding & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D33456

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
stipple and line engraving, published 1 June 1828
NPG D33456

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'James I and his royal progeny'

by Willem de Passe, published by John Bill, sold by Thomas Jenner
line engraving, circa 1625-1637
NPG D19378

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