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Abraham van der Doort (died 1640), Artist and Keeper of Charles I's collections

Sitter associated with 6 portraits
Little is known of van der Doort's early life. He was probably the son of Peter van Doort, an engraver of Dutch descent who was working in Hamburg in the early years of the seventeenth century. In around 1610 he arrived in England and joined the service of Henry, Prince of Wales, as Keeper of his new cabinet room. After Henry's death in 1612, his collection of paintings, medals, coins and other objects was inherited by Charles, and van der Doort accompanied the collection into Charles' service. When Charles succeeded his father as king in 1625, van der Doort became Charles' Groom of the Chamber and Surveyor of the King's Pictures.

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1569

Abraham van der Doort

possibly after William Dobson
oil on canvas
NPG 1569

D28323

Abraham Van der Doort

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), possibly after William Dobson
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D28323

D28317

Abraham van der Doort (inscribed 'Dobson's Father')

by Valentine Green, possibly after William Dobson, published by John Boydell
mezzotint, published 1776
NPG D28317

D1644

Abraham van der Doort (inscribed 'Dobson's Father')

by Valentine Green, possibly after William Dobson
mezzotint, published 1776
NPG D1644

D1645

Abraham van der Doort (inscribed 'Dobson's Father')

by Valentine Green, possibly after William Dobson
mezzotint, published 1776
NPG D1645

D1646

Abraham van der Doort (inscribed 'Dobson's Father')

by Valentine Green, possibly after William Dobson
mezzotint, published 1776
NPG D1646