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William Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 147 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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King William III

possibly after William Wissing
oil on canvas, feigned oval
NPG 580

5559

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

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

151

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

possibly after William Wissing
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1683)
On display at
NPG 151

515

John Cutts, Baron Cutts

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

214

Mary of Modena

by William Wissing
oil on canvas, circa 1685
NPG 214

819

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester

after William Wissing
oil on canvas, (circa 1685-1687)
NPG 819

4996

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

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

D18998

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

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

D29354

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

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

D29401

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Jan van der Vaart, after William Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29401

D29467

Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

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

D29477

Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort

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

D30943

Johannes de Wolff

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

D31006

Elizabeth Stanley (née Butler), Countess of Derby

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

D31053

King William III

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

D1769

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

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

D1770

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

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

D1771

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

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

D2539

Mary Grimston

after William Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D2539

D18471

King Charles II

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