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Willem de Passe (1597 or 1598-1636 or 1637), Engraver

Artist associated with 174 portraits
The son of Dutch engraver and publisher Crispijn Van de Passe the Elder and the brother of engraver Simon. His father was the founder of a publishing house in Cologne that produced portraits of European nobility and other prints. The family were forced to leave Cologne because of their Anabaptist faith. They moved to Utrecht, and in 1616 Simon settled in London where he established a successful portrait engraving practice. Willem joined him in 1621, and produced a total of seventeen portraits of princes and noblemen, most of them after life. These included a double portrait of James I and Charles, Frederick of Bohemia and his family, and the family of James I.

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D23047

Hugh Latimer

after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe
etching, 17th century
NPG D23047

D23151

Nicholas Ridley

probably after Magdalena de Passe, probably after Willem de Passe
line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D23151

D24937

Thomas Cranmer

possibly by Willem de Passe
line engraving, possibly 17th century
NPG D24937

D26150

Thomas Sutton

by Willem de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26150

D28225

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Willem de Passe, published by Thomas Jenner
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D28225

D28226

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Willem de Passe, published by Thomas Jenner
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D28226

D21163

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D21163

D21309

Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D21309

D21314

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D21314

D21315

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe
line engraving, (1620)
NPG D21315

D21317

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe
line engraving, (1620)
NPG D21317

D21393

Lady Jane Grey

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe, published by Frans van den Wyngaerde (Wijngaerde), after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1620
NPG D21393

D23056

William Perkins

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D23056

D23138

John Colet

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D23138

D23147

John Colet

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D23147

D23465

Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1620
NPG D23465

D21482

Richard Vaughan

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1620
NPG D21482

D31638

John Harington, 2nd Baron Harington of Exton

after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe
line engraving, circa 1620-1650
NPG D31638

D31639

John Harington, 2nd Baron Harington of Exton

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D31639

D24288

John Colet

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D24288

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