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Willem Wissing

(1656-1687), Portrait painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 146 portraits
William Wissing was a Dutch portrait artist. He studied at The Hague under Willem Doudijns and Arnold Van Ravestyn. By 1676, Wissing had settled in England, where he worked as assistant to Sir Peter Lely. After Lely's death in 1680, he established a successful independent career, becoming one of the leading portraitists of his day. Wissing's royal sitters include Charles II, Queen Catharine of Braganza, Prince George of Denmark and James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth. His works were widely reproduced; the vast majority, made by engravers including John Smith, Isaac Beckett, and R. Williams, were published by Edward Cooper.

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James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Willem Wissing - NPG 5559

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Willem Wissing
oil on canvas, circa 1680-1685
NPG 5559

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, possibly after Willem Wissing - NPG 151

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

possibly after Willem Wissing
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1683)
On display at Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley
NPG 151

John Cutts, Baron Cutts, studio of Willem Wissing - NPG 515

John Cutts, Baron Cutts

studio of Willem Wissing
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1685)
NPG 515

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, after Willem Wissing - NPG 819

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester

after Willem Wissing
oil on canvas, (circa 1685-1686)
NPG 819

King William III, after Willem Wissing - NPG 580

King William III

after Willem Wissing
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1685)
NPG 580

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

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

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

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D18998

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D18998

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D29354

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29354

Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox, by Isaac Beckett, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D29467

Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29467

Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D29477

Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29477

Johannes de Wolff, by Pieter Schenck, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30943

Johannes de Wolff

by Pieter Schenck, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D30943

Elizabeth Stanley (née Butler), Countess of Derby, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D31006

Elizabeth Stanley (née Butler), Countess of Derby

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D31006

King William III, by Jacob Gole, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D31053

King William III

by Jacob Gole, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D31053

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1769

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D1769

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1770

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D1770

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1771

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D1771

Mary Grimston, after Willem Wissing - NPG D2539

Mary Grimston

after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D2539

King Charles II, by John Savage, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D18471

King Charles II

by John Savage, after Willem Wissing
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D18471

King Charles II, by John Savage, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D18527

King Charles II

by John Savage, after Willem Wissing
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D18527

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