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Alexander van Aken

(1701-1757), Painter and engraver

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 20 portraits
Drapery painter (ie, a painter of costume for other artists), who assisted Thomas Hudson after the death of his better known brother, Joseph van Aken, in 1749.

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possibly Gratiana Davenport (née Rodd), by Alexander van Aken, after  Joseph van Aken - NPG D34810

possibly Gratiana Davenport (née Rodd)

by Alexander van Aken, after Joseph van Aken
mezzotint, 1730s
NPG D34810

Francis Smith, by Alexander van Aken, after  William Winstanley - NPG D9149

Francis Smith

by Alexander van Aken, after William Winstanley
mezzotint, circa 1735
NPG D9149

Catherine ('Kitty') Clive (née Raftor), by Alexander van Aken, after  Joseph van Aken - NPG D33532

Catherine ('Kitty') Clive (née Raftor)

by Alexander van Aken, after Joseph van Aken
mezzotint, circa 1735
NPG D33532

Laurent Delvaux, by Alexander van Aken, after  Isaac Whood - NPG D34862

Laurent Delvaux

by Alexander van Aken, after Isaac Whood
mezzotint, 1735 (1734)
NPG D34862

Francesco Bernardi ('Senesino'), by Alexander van Aken, after  Thomas Hudson - NPG D1059

Francesco Bernardi ('Senesino')

by Alexander van Aken, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, published 1735
NPG D1059

Catherine ('Kitty') Clive (née Raftor), by Alexander van Aken, after  Jeremiah Davison - NPG D1479

Catherine ('Kitty') Clive (née Raftor)

by Alexander van Aken, after Jeremiah Davison
mezzotint, 1735 (1735)
NPG D1479

Catherine ('Kitty') Clive (née Raftor), by Alexander van Aken, after  Joseph van Aken - NPG D1480

Catherine ('Kitty') Clive (née Raftor)

by Alexander van Aken, after Joseph van Aken
mezzotint, circa 1735
NPG D1480

Laurent Delvaux, by Alexander van Aken, after  Isaac Whood - NPG D1736

Laurent Delvaux

by Alexander van Aken, after Isaac Whood
mezzotint, 1735 (1734)
NPG D1736

Carlo Broschi ('Farinelli'), by Alexander van Aken, after  Charles Lucy - NPG D825

Carlo Broschi ('Farinelli')

by Alexander van Aken, after Charles Lucy
mezzotint, 1735
NPG D825

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by Alexander van Aken, after  Jacopo Amigoni - NPG D9139

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by Alexander van Aken, after Jacopo Amigoni
mezzotint, 1736
NPG D9139

King George II, by Alexander van Aken, published by  Thomas Jefferys, and published by  William Herbert, after  Sandie - NPG D32861

King George II

by Alexander van Aken, published by Thomas Jefferys, and published by William Herbert, after Sandie
mezzotint, 1736
NPG D32861

Gioacchino Conti ('Gizziello'), by Alexander van Aken, after  Charles Lucy - NPG D34077

Gioacchino Conti ('Gizziello')

by Alexander van Aken, after Charles Lucy
mezzotint, 1736
NPG D34077

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by Alexander van Aken, after  Jacopo Amigoni - NPG D7912

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by Alexander van Aken, after Jacopo Amigoni
mezzotint, 1736
NPG D7912

Ralph Snow, by Alexander van Aken, after  Isaac Whood - NPG D4273

Ralph Snow

by Alexander van Aken, after Isaac Whood
mezzotint, late 1730s
NPG D4273

James Francis Edward Keith, by Alexander van Aken, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D3391

James Francis Edward Keith

by Alexander van Aken, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, circa 1740
NPG D3391

Jonathan Swift, by Alexander van Aken, after  Markham - NPG D4082

Jonathan Swift

by Alexander van Aken, after Markham
mezzotint, published 25 February 1740
NPG D4082

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Francis Smith

by Alexander van Aken, after William Winstanley
mezzotint, circa 1735
NPG D41746

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Francesco Bernardi ('Senesino')

by Alexander van Aken, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, published 1735
NPG D14301

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Carlo Broschi ('Farinelli')

by Alexander van Aken, after Charles Lucy
mezzotint, 1735
NPG D19454

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Jonathan Swift

by Alexander van Aken, after Markham
mezzotint, published 25 February 1740
NPG D19237

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