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Jacob Huysmans

(1633?-1696)

Artist associated with 31 portraits
Jacob Huysmans was a Flemish portrait painter. He immigrated to England from Flanders shortly before the Restoration of 1660, and quickly became one of the leading portrait painters at Charles II's court. His most important works include a full-length portrait of Queen Catherine of Braganza as a shepherdess and another of the queen as St Catherine of Alexandria. He was thought to be favoured by Queen Catherine because of their shared Catholicism. Huysmans's portraits adhere to the continental fashions of the time. They often depict his female sitters in disguise, either as saints and shepherdesses or in elaborate costumes.

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Sir Robert Long, attributed to Jacob Huysmans - NPG 4637

Sir Robert Long

attributed to Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, feigned oval
NPG 4637

Thomas Chiffinch, attributed to Jacob Huysmans - NPG 816

Thomas Chiffinch

attributed to Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, circa 1660
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 816

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by Jacob Huysmans - NPG 2084

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, circa 1665
NPG 2084

Catherine of Braganza, studio of Jacob Huysmans - NPG 597

Catherine of Braganza

studio of Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, (circa 1670)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 597

William Legge, after Jacob Huysmans - NPG 505

William Legge

after Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, (circa 1670)
NPG 505

Izaak Walton, by Jacob Huysmans - NPG 1168

Izaak Walton

by Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, circa 1672
NPG 1168

John Cholmley, attributed to Jacob Huysmans - NPG 2105

John Cholmley

attributed to Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, circa 1680
On display at Lyme Park, Stockport
NPG 2105

Alexander Browne, by Arnold de Jode, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D30427

Alexander Browne

by Arnold de Jode, after Jacob Huysmans
line engraving, published 1669
NPG D30427

Alexander Browne, by Arnold de Jode, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D1121

Alexander Browne

by Arnold de Jode, after Jacob Huysmans
line engraving, published 1669
NPG D1121

Alexander Browne, by Arnold de Jode, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D1122

Alexander Browne

by Arnold de Jode, after Jacob Huysmans
line engraving, published 1669
NPG D1122

Alexander Browne, by Arnold de Jode, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D13686

Alexander Browne

by Arnold de Jode, after Jacob Huysmans
line engraving, published 1669
NPG D13686

Children of Thomas, 2nd Baron Crew of Steine, by William Vincent, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D1433

Children of Thomas, 2nd Baron Crew of Steine

by William Vincent, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D1433

John Dolben, published by Richard Tompson, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D1651

John Dolben

published by Richard Tompson, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D1651

John Dolben, published by Richard Tompson, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D1652

John Dolben

published by Richard Tompson, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D1652

Catherine of Braganza as St Catherine, published by Richard Tompson, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D13173

Catherine of Braganza as St Catherine

published by Richard Tompson, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, 1678-1679 (circa 1664)
NPG D13173

Children of Thomas, 2nd Baron Crew of Steine (Jemima, Airmine and Elizabeth), by William Vincent, published by  John Smith, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D11755

Children of Thomas, 2nd Baron Crew of Steine (Jemima, Airmine and Elizabeth)

by William Vincent, published by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1681-1688
NPG D11755

Children of Thomas, 2nd Baron Crew of Steine (Jemima, Airmine and Elizabeth), by William Vincent, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D13164

Children of Thomas, 2nd Baron Crew of Steine (Jemima, Airmine and Elizabeth)

by William Vincent, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1681-1688
NPG D13164

Catherine of Braganza, by John Smith, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D29303

Catherine of Braganza

by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729 (circa 1664)
NPG D29303

Catherine of Braganza, published by John Smith, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D32670

Catherine of Braganza

published by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729 (circa 1664)
NPG D32670

Catherine of Braganza, published by John Smith, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D11520

Catherine of Braganza

published by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729 (circa 1664)
NPG D11520

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