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Alexander Browne (active 1659-died 1706), Artist, publisher, printseller, auctioneer and dealer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 149 portraits
Alexander Browne was a significant figure in the late seventeenth century art scene in London. He was variously a 'practitioner of the art of limning', a drawing master (to Elizabeth Pepys from 1665, among others), an author of a drawing manual and treatise on art, an art auctioneer and dealer, a print publisher (especially of 'mezo tinto') and printseller. His shop at 'ye Blew Balcony' in Little Queen Street would have contained quantities of prints, books and artists materials. Browne published around 100 mezzotints, mainly after Sir Anthony van Dyck and Sir Peter Lely, and was granted in 1684 a privilege or Royal License for 'the sole printing and publishing' of his plates for fourteen years.

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D26596

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Alexander Browne, sold by Edward Cooper, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, late 17th century
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D29319

Isabella Stuart

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29319

D19676

Mary of Modena when Duchess of York

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D19676

D28424

Frances Weston (née Stuart), Countess of Portland

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D28424

D29417

Ralph Grey, 2nd Baron Grey of Warke

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D29417

D29469

Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton

by Isaac Beckett, after Thomas Hawker, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D29469

D29951

Dorothy Cheeke (née Sidney); Robert Sidney, 4th Earl of Leicester when children

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D29951

D29953

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (circa 1650-1654)
NPG D29953

D29952

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (circa 1650-1654)
NPG D29952

D30519

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D30519

D30543

Anne Montague

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D30543

D30546

Katherine Seymour (née Lee), Lady Seymour

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D30546

D30547

Katherine Seymour (née Lee), Lady Seymour

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D30547

D30549

Catherine Grey (née Ford), Lady Grey of Warke

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D30549

D30555

Katherine Neville (née Grey)

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D30555

D30557

Elizabeth Lyon (née Stanhope), Countess of Strathmore

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D30557

D30628

Jane Robarts

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D30628

D30644

Elizabeth Campbell (née Tollemache), Duchess of Argyll

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D30644

D31029

Lucy Loftus (née Brydges), Viscountess Lisburne

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, before 1680
NPG D31029

D39235

Mary (née Kirke), Lady Vernon

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D39235

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