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Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate (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. He was made an honorary Founder Fellow of the Royal Society in 1664. 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 proved to be one of the most skillful and inspiring Royalist commanders in the Civil War. Having survived being shot in the head in 1647, Rupert conducted surgical experiments on his wound and presented papers to the Society. He was also the earliest practitioner of mezzotint engraving in England and demonstrated the technique in 1661.

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D29269

Royals

sold by John Clark
line engraving, late 17th century
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D42382

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

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

D13175

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

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

D26472

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

after Unknown artist
etching, 18th century
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D26475

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars)
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
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D26480

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D32645

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

after Unknown artist
line and stipple engraving
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D32646

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving
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D26479

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

by James Bretherton, after Robert Cooper
etching, late 18th century
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D26463

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

by Charles Knight, published by E. & S. Harding, after Silvester Harding
stipple engraving, published 1793
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D26478

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

published by William Richardson, after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, published 1798
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D26476

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

by Edward Scriven, after Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26476

D25692

'James I and his royal progeny'

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

D34878

'James I and his royal progeny'

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

D9808

'James I and his royal progeny'

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

D18149

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

after William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1816
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D18150

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

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

D33456

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

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

D19378

'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