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Robert van Voerst

(1597-1635 or 1636), Engraver

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 31 portraits
Robert Van Voerst studied engraving under Crispin van de Passe. He first came to England in 1628 and shortly thereafter was appointed royal engraver to Charles I. His continental training and experience placed him far above the native English engravers of the day and thus many of the most important commissions were placed in his hands. His greatest work were his engravings for van Dyck. When van Dyck came to England, he commissioned Van Voerst exclusively for his portraits. These included the famous portrait engravings of Charles I and his Queen, Inigo Jones, Sir George Carew and Philip, Earl of Pembroke.

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Inigo Jones, after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG 3128

Inigo Jones

after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
brown wash
NPG 3128

William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, by Robert van Voerst, after  Daniel Mytens - NPG D25796

William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke

by Robert van Voerst, after Daniel Mytens
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25796

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Robert van Voerst, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D26455

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Robert van Voerst, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26455

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox, by Robert van Voerst, after  George Geldorp - NPG D26541

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox

by Robert van Voerst, after George Geldorp
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26541

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke, by Robert van Voerst, published by  William Webb, after  Daniel Mytens - NPG D26550

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after Daniel Mytens
line engraving, 1630
NPG D26550

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, by Robert van Voerst, published by  William Webb, after  George Geldorp - NPG D27027

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after George Geldorp
line engraving, circa 1630
NPG D27027

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, by Robert van Voerst, published by  William Webb, after  George Geldorp - NPG D27030

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after George Geldorp
line engraving, circa 1630
NPG D27030

William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh, by Robert van Voerst, published by  William Webb - NPG D28208

William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28208

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke, by Robert van Voerst, after  Daniel Mytens - NPG D42490

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

by Robert van Voerst, after Daniel Mytens
line engraving, 1630
NPG D42490

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke, by Robert van Voerst, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D42491

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1630-1636
NPG D42491

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, by Robert van Voerst, published by  William Webb, after  George Geldorp - NPG D5088

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after George Geldorp
line engraving, circa 1630
NPG D5088

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, by Robert van Voerst, published by  William Webb, after  George Geldorp - NPG D5089

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after George Geldorp
line engraving, circa 1630
NPG D5089

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, by Robert van Voerst, published by  William Webb, after  George Geldorp - NPG D18806

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after George Geldorp
line engraving, circa 1630
NPG D18806

Abraham Aurelius, by Robert van Voerst, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23453

Abraham Aurelius

by Robert van Voerst, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1631
NPG D23453

Abraham Aurelius, by Robert van Voerst - NPG D26031

Abraham Aurelius

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, 1631
NPG D26031

Abraham Aurelius, by Robert van Voerst - NPG D26032

Abraham Aurelius

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, 1631
NPG D26032

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, by Robert van Voerst - NPG D28234

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, published 1633
NPG D28234

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, by Robert van Voerst - NPG D39654

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, published 1633
NPG D39654

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, by Robert van Voerst - NPG D6967

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, published 1633
NPG D6967

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, by Robert van Voerst - NPG D6968

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, published 1633
NPG D6968

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