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John Vanderbank

(1694-1739), Portrait painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 96 portraits
Vanderbank received his training as a portraitist under Sir Godfrey Kneller before becoming a successful artist. Noted primarily for his portraiture, he also worked as a book illustrator, and produced numerous small oil versions of scenes from Don Quixote. Vanderbank established an academy for life-drawing at St Martin's Lane, which included the artist William Hogarth amongst its members.

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by John Vanderbank, after  Unknown artist - NPG 1904

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by John Vanderbank, after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1731 (circa 1618)
NPG 1904

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by John Vanderbank, after  Unknown artist - NPG 520

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by John Vanderbank, after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1731? (circa 1618)
NPG 520

John Michael Rysbrack, by John Vanderbank - NPG 1802

John Michael Rysbrack

by John Vanderbank
oil on canvas, circa 1728
On display on Floor 2: Turning Heads at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1802

Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, after John Vanderbank - NPG 42

Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol

after John Vanderbank
oil on canvas, (1733-1739)
NPG 42

Sir William Lee, by C.F. Barker, after  John Vanderbank - NPG 471

Sir William Lee

by C.F. Barker, after John Vanderbank
oil on canvas, 1845 (1738)
NPG 471

John Vanderbank, by John Vanderbank - NPG 3647

John Vanderbank

by John Vanderbank
pen and ink, 1738
NPG 3647

Sir Richard Blackmore, by George White, after  John Vanderbank - NPG D736

Sir Richard Blackmore

by George White, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D736

Charles Christian Reisen, by George White, printed for  Samuel Sympson, after  John Vanderbank - NPG D4013

Charles Christian Reisen

by George White, printed for Samuel Sympson, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D4013

Nicholas Saunderson, by and sold by John Faber Jr, after  John Vanderbank - NPG D27603

Nicholas Saunderson

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, (1718-1719)
NPG D27603

Nicholas Saunderson, after John Vanderbank - NPG D27604

Nicholas Saunderson

after John Vanderbank
line engraving, (1718-1719)
NPG D27604

Nicholas Saunderson, by George White, after  John Vanderbank - NPG D4163

Nicholas Saunderson

by George White, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, (1718-1719)
NPG D4163

Nicholas Saunderson, by and sold by John Faber Jr, after  John Vanderbank - NPG D4164

Nicholas Saunderson

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, (1718-1719)
NPG D4164

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, by John Faber Jr, printed and sold by  Robert Sayer, printed and sold by  John King, after  John Vanderbank, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30410

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

by John Faber Jr, printed and sold by Robert Sayer, printed and sold by John King, after John Vanderbank, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1719-1725
NPG D30410

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, by John Faber Jr, printed and sold by  Robert Sayer, printed and sold by  John King, after  John Vanderbank, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D36900

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

by John Faber Jr, printed and sold by Robert Sayer, printed and sold by John King, after John Vanderbank, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1719-1725
NPG D36900

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, by John Faber Jr, after  John Vanderbank, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D3440

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1719-1725
NPG D3440

William Fellowes, by John Smith, after  John Vanderbank - NPG D1912

William Fellowes

by John Smith, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, 1723
NPG D1912

William Fellowes, by John Smith, after  John Vanderbank - NPG D11688

William Fellowes

by John Smith, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, 1723
NPG D11688

Thomas John Francis Strickland, by John Faber Jr, after  John Vanderbank - NPG D27507

Thomas John Francis Strickland

by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, (1724)
NPG D27507

Thomas John Francis Strickland, by John Faber Jr, after  John Vanderbank - NPG D4327

Thomas John Francis Strickland

by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, (1724)
NPG D4327

Sir Isaac Newton, by John Faber Jr, after  John Vanderbank - NPG D27324

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, (1725)
NPG D27324

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