John Roettier (1631-1703)
Artist associated with 3 portraits
John Roettier was an engraver and medallist. He was the oldest son of Philip Roettiers, a goldsmith and medallist in Antwerp. During his exile, Charles II borrowed money from Philip Roettiers, and in return promised to employ his sons in the future. In 1661, Charles invited John Roettier and his brother Joseph (and subsequently a third brother Philip) to join the British Royal Mint, and by 1662 the Roettier brothers had been made joint chief engravers. Roettier produced many important medals throughout the reign of Charles II, including a new Great Seal in 1666-7. He also produced the official coronation medals of James II of England (1685) and William and Mary (1689).
cast of a medal by John Roettier
silver medal, 19th century (circa 1667)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery