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Jan van der Vaart (1647-1721)

Artist associated with 52 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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4996

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by William Wissing, and Jan van der Vaart
oil on canvas, 1687
On display at
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197

Queen Mary II

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

5718

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

by Johann Kerseboom, and Jan van der Vaart
oil on canvas, 1704
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5718

D29401

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Jan van der Vaart, after William Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
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D29988

Robert Feilding

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

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

D11949

Thomas Killigrew

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

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

D1905

Beau Feilding

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

D1906

Beau Feilding

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

D1907

Beau Feilding

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

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

D13672

Beau Feilding

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

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

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

D31057

Queen Mary II

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

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

D18929

Queen Mary II

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

D32794

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark

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

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