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Simon de Passe

(1595-1647), Engraver

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 202 portraits
Simon De Passe was the son of prominent Dutch engraver and publisher Crispijn Van De Passe the Elder. His father was the founder of a distinguished publishing house in Cologne that produced portraits of European nobility and religious and other prints. The family were forced to leave Cologne because of their Anabaptist faith. They moved to Utrecht, and in 1616 Simon settled in London where he established for himself a successful portrait engraving practice. He contributed portraits to Henry Holland's Baziliologia (1618) and made a number of portraits of the royal family, noblemen and scholars. In 1624, he moved to Copenhagen as royal engraver to the king of Denmark, a post he held for the rest of his life.

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John Smith, by Simon de Passe - NPG 4594

John Smith

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1616
NPG 4594

Lucy Russell (née Harington), Countess of Bedford, by Simon de Passe, sold by  John Sudbury, and sold by  George Humble - NPG D20432

Lucy Russell (née Harington), Countess of Bedford

by Simon de Passe, sold by John Sudbury, and sold by George Humble
line engraving, circa 1599-1618
NPG D20432

probably Mary (née Rogers), Lady Harington, by or after Simon de Passe - NPG D31629

probably Mary (née Rogers), Lady Harington

by or after Simon de Passe
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D31629

The seal of Henry IV, King of France, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25632

The seal of Henry IV, King of France

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, possibly early 17th century
NPG D25632

Henri IV, King of France and Marie de Medici of France, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25633

Henri IV, King of France and Marie de Medici of France

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, possibly early 17th century
NPG D25633

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25699

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, possibly early to mid 17th century
NPG D25699

King Charles I when Prince of Wales, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25736

King Charles I when Prince of Wales

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25736

King Charles I when Prince of Wales, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25740

King Charles I when Prince of Wales

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D25740

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25779

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25779

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25803

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25803

Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25806

Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25806

William Knollys, Earl of Banbury, possibly by Simon de Passe - NPG D25830

William Knollys, Earl of Banbury

possibly by Simon de Passe
line engraving, possibly early 17th century
NPG D25830

William Knollys, Earl of Banbury, possibly by Simon de Passe - NPG D25831

William Knollys, Earl of Banbury

possibly by Simon de Passe
line engraving, possibly early 17th century
NPG D25831

James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25843

James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25843

James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25844

James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25844

John King, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25874

John King

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25874

John King, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25875

John King

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25875

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by Simon de Passe - NPG D26070

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26070

Sir Robert Naunton, by Simon de Passe - NPG D26162

Sir Robert Naunton

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26162

Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barbarini), by Simon de Passe, published by  Crispijn de Passe the Elder - NPG D26214

Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barbarini)

by Simon de Passe, published by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26214

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