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Crispijn de Passe the Elder (circa 1565-1637), Engraver, draughtsman and print publisher

Artist associated with 34 portraits
A Dutch engraver, draughtsman and publisher. He began work in Antwerp; forced to leave because of his Anabaptist faith he settled in 1589 in Cologne. He set up a print publishing house, producing portraits of the European nobility, as well as religious, mythological and allegorical prints and books. In 1611, he and his family were exiled from Cologne and took refuge in Utrecht. With the assistance of his children, he soon started another prosperous business. He produced prints for the English market in co-operation with the London bookseller and publisher Hans Woutneel. Four of his children, Crispijn the Younger, Simon, Willem and Magdalena, became professional engravers.

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334a

The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
engraving, circa 1605
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 334a

D25180

Queen Elizabeth I

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, probably late 16th to early 17th century
NPG D25180

D20136

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
engraving, published 1598
NPG D20136

D25690

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25690

D25691

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25691

D25748

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25748

D26204

Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26204

D28140

Thomas Percy

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D28140

D28586

Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D28586

D28910

Alexander More

after Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D28910

D18127

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18127

D18128

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

after Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18128

D18193

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18193

D18198

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18198

D26214

Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barbarini)

by Simon de Passe, published by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26214

D18129

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

after Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18129

D18124

Anne of Denmark

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, published 1604
NPG D18124

D18125

Anne of Denmark

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, published 1604
NPG D18125

D18173

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, published 1604
NPG D18173

D11189

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, 1613
NPG D11189