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Arnold van Bronckorst (active 1573-1585)

Artist associated with 4 portraits
Little is known about the life of Arnold van Bronckorst. He was a painter who worked in both England and Scotland, but only a few paintings can be attributed to him with a reasonable degree of certainty. The earliest record of him is a payment for a portrait of Sir Henry Sidney, dated 1565, when he was living in London. In Scotland Bronckorst is first recorded in 1580, when he was paid by the treasury for a number of portraits. In 1581, he was appointed painter-in-ordinary to James VI of Scotland. Bronckorst moved back to London in the mid-1580s.

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Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso

by George Perfect Harding, after Arnold van Bronckorst
watercolour, (1578)
On display in Room 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2408


Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso

by Arnold van Bronckorst
oil on panel, 1578
On display in Room 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6919


George Buchanan

after Arnold van Bronckorst
oil on panel, 1581
NPG 524


King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Rowland Lockey, after Arnold van Bronckorst
photogravure, published 1902 (1574)
NPG D42677

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