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John De Critz the Elder (circa 1552-1642)

Artist associated with 9 portraits
John de Critz was one of a number of painters of Flemish and Dutch origin active at the English royal court during the reigns of James I and Charles I. His parents brought him as a boy to England from Antwerp, during the Habsburg persecution of Dutch Protestants, and apprenticed him to the artist and poet Lucas de Heere, also from Antwerp. By the late 1590s, De Critz had established himself as an independent artist. In 1603, he was appointed serjeant painter to the king at first jointly with Leonard Fryer and from 1610 jointly with Robert Peake the Elder.

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1807

Sir Francis Walsingham

attributed to John De Critz the Elder
oil on panel, circa 1585
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1807

1704

Sir Francis Walsingham

possibly after John De Critz the Elder
oil on panel, 16th century (circa 1587)
NPG 1704

107

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by John De Critz the Elder
oil on panel, 1602
NPG 107

6918

Anne of Denmark

by John De Critz the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1605-1610
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6918

548

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after John De Critz the Elder
oil on panel, early 17th century (circa 1606)
On display in Room 5 at Montacute House
NPG 548

1115

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

after John De Critz the Elder
oil on panel, 19th century?
NPG 1115

D17108

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

by Henry Bone, after John De Critz the Elder, or after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, December 1811
NPG D17108

D17109

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Henry Bone, after John De Critz the Elder
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, December 1812
NPG D17109

D17107

Sir Francis Walsingham

by Henry Bone, possibly after John De Critz the Elder
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1823
NPG D17107