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Jan van der Vaart

(1647-1721)

Artist associated with 51 portraits
Dutch-born Van der Vaart moved to England in around 1674 where he found work as a painter of portraits, landscapes and still lives. Between 1685 and 1687, he was employed by Willem Wissing as a drapery and landscape painter; he then practised as an independent portrait painter. A number of Van der Vaart's portraits were engraved in mezzotint by Bernard Lens for the print publisher Edward Cooper. This particular print technique was closely associated with Van der Vaart, who was among its earliest practitioners in England. In 1713, poor eyesight forced him to give up his portrait practice.

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Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox, by William Wissing, and  Jan van der Vaart - NPG 4996

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by William Wissing, and Jan van der Vaart
oil on canvas, 1687
NPG 4996

Queen Mary II, attributed to Jan van der Vaart - NPG 197

Queen Mary II

attributed to Jan van der Vaart
oil on canvas, circa 1692-1694
NPG 197

Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds ('Lord Danby'), by Johann Kerseboom, and  Jan van der Vaart - NPG 5718

Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds ('Lord Danby')

by Johann Kerseboom, and Jan van der Vaart
oil on canvas, 1704
NPG 5718

Robert ('Beau') Feilding, by Jan van der Vaart, after  Sir Peter Lely, published by  Richard Tompson - NPG D29988

Robert ('Beau') Feilding

by Jan van der Vaart, after Sir Peter Lely, published by Richard Tompson
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29988

Essex Finch (née Rich), Countess of Nottingham, by Jan van der Vaart, after  Sir Peter Lely, published by  Richard Tompson - NPG D30545

Essex Finch (née Rich), Countess of Nottingham

by Jan van der Vaart, after Sir Peter Lely, published by Richard Tompson
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D30545

Thomas Killigrew, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  John Smith, after  William Wissing - NPG D11949

Thomas Killigrew

by Jan van der Vaart, published by John Smith, after William Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1674-1686
NPG D11949

Robert ('Beau') Feilding, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D36681

Robert ('Beau') Feilding

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D36681

Anna Scott, Duchess of Monmouth and Duchess of Buccleuch, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D10988

Anna Scott, Duchess of Monmouth and Duchess of Buccleuch

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D10988

Robert ('Beau') Feilding, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D1905

Robert ('Beau') Feilding

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D1905

Robert ('Beau') Feilding, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D1906

Robert ('Beau') Feilding

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D1906

Robert ('Beau') Feilding, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D1907

Robert ('Beau') Feilding

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D1907

Essex Finch (née Rich), Countess of Nottingham, after Jan van der Vaart, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D3746

Essex Finch (née Rich), Countess of Nottingham

after Jan van der Vaart, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D3746

Robert ('Beau') Feilding, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D13672

Robert ('Beau') Feilding

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D13672

Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D4261

Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680
NPG D4261

Essex Finch (née Rich), Countess of Nottingham, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D13153

Essex Finch (née Rich), Countess of Nottingham

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1680
NPG D13153

Queen Mary II, published by Nicolaes Visscher II, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D31057

Queen Mary II

published by Nicolaes Visscher II, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D31057

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Edward Cooper, after  William Wissing - NPG D5697

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century (1683)
NPG D5697

Queen Mary II, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D18929

Queen Mary II

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D18929

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark, by John Smith, after  William Wissing, after  Jan van der Vaart - NPG D32794

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark

by John Smith, after William Wissing, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1687
NPG D32794

Mary Radcliffe (née Tudor), Countess of Derwentwater, by Bernard Lens (II), after  Jan van der Vaart, after  William Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D30538

Mary Radcliffe (née Tudor), Countess of Derwentwater

by Bernard Lens (II), after Jan van der Vaart, after William Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, circa 1687-1696
NPG D30538

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