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Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), Engraver

Artist associated with 392 portraits
Jacobus Houbraken was the leading portrait engraver in eighteenth-century Holland. The son of the painter and art writer Arnold Houbraken, he settled in Amsterdam in 1707, and during his lifetime engraved 400 portraits after paintings by contemporary Dutch painters. Working with the historian and artist, George Vertue, Houbraken engraved most of the important representations of Britain's most noted men from the past. The project was entitled The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain and was published in London between 1743 and 1752.

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D24183

Catherine Howard

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24183

D24238

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

after Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24238

D24295

Desiderius Erasmus

possibly by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24295

D26510

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D26510

D9012

Godard van Reede-Ginckel, 1st Earl of Athlone

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Ursula Philippota Reede-Ginckel (née van Raesfelt), Countess of Athlone
line engraving, 1702 or after
NPG D9012

D30979

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1702)
NPG D30979

D19601

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1702)
NPG D19601

D27613

Arnold Houbraken

by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, 1718
NPG D27613

D27614

Arnold Houbraken

by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, 1718
NPG D27614

D7568

William Warburton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1725-1750
NPG D7568

D8720

Paul de Rapin

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Jan Henrik Brandon
line engraving, 1725
NPG D8720

D14217

William Warburton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1725-1750
NPG D14217

D24818

John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford

after Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
NPG D24818

D25149

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, possibly mid to late 18th century
NPG D25149

D25719

Anne of Denmark

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
NPG D25719

D25720

Anne of Denmark

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
NPG D25720

D25823

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D25823

D26198

Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D26198

D26246

Sir John van Olden Barnavelt

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Aert Schouman
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D26246

D26436

William II of Orange-Nassau

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D26436