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Robert van Voerst (1597-1635 or 1636), Engraver
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 31 portraits
Robert Van Voerst studied engraving under Crispin van de Passe. He first came to England in 1628 and shortly thereafter was appointed royal engraver to Charles I. His continental training and experience placed him far above the native English engravers of the day and thus many of the most important commissions were placed in his hands. His greatest work were his engravings for Van Dyck. When Van Dyck came to England, he commissioned Van Voerst exclusively for his portraits. These included the famous portrait engravings of Charles I and his Queen, Inigo Jones, Sir George Carew and Philip, Earl of Pembroke.