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Jean Baptiste van Loo (1684-1745)

Artist associated with 56 portraits
Jean-Baptiste van Loo was a French subject- and portrait-painter. Born at Aix-en-Provence, he was instructed in art by his father Louis-Abraham van Loo. He worked in a number of cities in France and Italy decorating churches and public buildings and painting church pictures. While in Turin he painted the portraits of Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy and several members of his court. In 1737, Van Loo went to England, where his portraits of Colley Cibber and Owen McSwiny attracted much attention. He painted portraits of Sir Robert Walpole and the prince and princess of Wales. However, he did not remain long in England; his failing health caused him to return to France in 1742.

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474

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield

by Jean Baptiste van Loo
oil on canvas, circa 1737
NPG 474

286

Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham

after Jean Baptiste van Loo
oil on canvas, (circa 1740)
NPG 286

889

Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin

possibly after Jean Baptiste van Loo
oil on canvas, (circa 1740)
NPG 889

167

John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth

studio of Jean Baptiste van Loo
oil on canvas, circa 1740-1741
NPG 167

70

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

studio of Jean Baptiste van Loo
oil on canvas, (1740)
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
NPG 70

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Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham

by George Bickham the Younger, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, circa 1725-1750
NPG D20440

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Stephen Poyntz

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, (1732)
NPG D800

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Charles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1740 (1739)
NPG D2460

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Charles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1740 (1739)
NPG D2461

D20375

Colley Cibber

by Gerard Vandergucht, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, published 1740
NPG D20375

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John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (circa 1740-1741)
NPG D35742

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John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth

by John Faber Jr, published by Bowles & Carver, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (circa 1740-1741)
NPG D35743

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Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D38508

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Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D4617

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Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D4618

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Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D4619

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Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D4620

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Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D14348

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John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (circa 1740-1741)
NPG D18999

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John James Heidegger

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1742
NPG D2997