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Alexis Simon Belle (1674-1734)

Artist associated with 27 portraits
Parisian-born Belle became a pupil in the early 1690s of François de Troy, one of the painters at the exiled court of James II at St Germain-en-Laye. Troy, at the time the only painter working for James II, was commissioned to produce more portraits than he could manage and he enlisted Belle, his most able pupil, to collaborate. Belle's most famous portrait of James Stuart was painted in 1712 during the negotiations for the treaty of Utrecht, just before James was obliged to leave St Germain for Lorraine. In the years 1716-19 he received many commissions from English and Scottish Jacobites in exile after the rising of 1715.

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1658

Princess Louisa Maria Theresa Stuart

attributed to Alexis Simon Belle
oil on canvas, circa 1702-1706
On display on Floor 1: Lady Chesterfield's Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1658

593

Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

attributed to Alexis Simon Belle
oil on canvas, circa 1712
NPG 593

348

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

studio of Alexis Simon Belle
oil on canvas, circa 1712
NPG 348

273

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

after Alexis Simon Belle
oil on copper, (circa 1712)
NPG 273

191

John Law

attributed to Alexis Simon Belle
oil on canvas, circa 1715-1720
NPG 191

D32659

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by Louise Madeleine Cochin (née Horthemels), after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D32659

D31376

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D31376

D31379

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by Claude Duflos, after Alexis Simon Belle
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D31379

D34694

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

after Alexis Simon Belle
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D34694

D34695

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by Louise Madeleine Cochin (née Horthemels), after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D34695

D10695

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by Louise Madeleine Cochin (née Horthemels), after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D10695

D10696

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by Louise Madeleine Cochin (née Horthemels), after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D10696

D16611

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by Michel Dossier, after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D16611

D16754

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by François Chéreau the Elder, after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D16754

D32660

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by François Chéreau the Elder, after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, circa 1712
NPG D32660

D34699

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by François Chéreau the Elder, after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, 1712
NPG D34699

D34700

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by François Chéreau the Elder, after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, 1712
NPG D34700

D1345

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

by François Chéreau the Elder, after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, 1712
NPG D1345

D31256

Matthew Prior

after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, (1713-1714)
NPG D31256

D19536

Matthew Prior

after Alexis Simon Belle
line engraving, (1713-1714)
NPG D19536