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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.

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Inigo Jones

after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
brown wash
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D25796

William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke

by Robert van Voerst, after Daniel Mytens
line engraving, early 17th century
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D26455

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

by Robert van Voerst, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, early 17th century
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Sir Kenelm Digby

by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1610-1635
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D26541

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox

by Robert van Voerst, after George Geldorp
line engraving, mid 17th century
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D26550

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after Daniel Mytens
line engraving, 1630
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Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after George Geldorp
line engraving, circa 1630
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D27030

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after George Geldorp
line engraving, circa 1630
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D28208

William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb
line engraving, mid 17th century
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Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

by Robert van Voerst, after Daniel Mytens
line engraving, 1630
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D42491

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1630-1636
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D5088

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after George Geldorp
line engraving, circa 1630
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D5089

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after George Geldorp
line engraving, circa 1630
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Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

by Robert van Voerst, published by William Webb, after George Geldorp
line engraving, circa 1630
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D23453

Abraham Aurelius

by Robert van Voerst, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1631
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D26031

Abraham Aurelius

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, 1631
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D26032

Abraham Aurelius

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, 1631
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D27874

Sir Kenelm Digby

by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1632-1636
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Sir Kenelm Digby

by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1632-1636
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Sir Kenelm Digby

by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1632-1636
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