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Arnold Bronckorst (active 1573-1585)

Artist associated with 5 portraits
Little is known about the life of Arnold van Bronckorst. He was a painter who worked in both England and Scotland, but only a few paintings can be attributed to him with a reasonable degree of certainty. The earliest record of him is a payment for a portrait of Sir Henry Sidney, dated 1565, when he was living in London. In Scotland Bronckorst is first recorded in 1580, when he was paid by the treasury for a number of portraits. In 1581, he was appointed painter-in-ordinary to James VI of Scotland. Bronckorst moved back to London in the mid-1580s.

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Sir Henry Sidney

by or after Arnold Bronckorst
oil on panel, 1573
NPG 1092


Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso

by George Perfect Harding, after Arnold Bronckorst
watercolour, (1578)
NPG 2408


George Buchanan

after Arnold Bronckorst
oil on panel, 1581
NPG 524


King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Rowland Lockey, after Arnold Bronckorst
photogravure, published 1902 (1574)
NPG D42677