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Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder

(circa 1635-1704), Artist

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 9 portraits
Van Heemskerck was a painter from Haarlem who worked in England from about 1675 until his death. He specialised in a kind of subject matter common in The Netherlands but new to English painting: depictions of groups of ordinary people in comic or vulgar situations, including rowdy tavern scenes, Quaker meetings and school classrooms. He worked at the court of Charles II. He may have been patronised by the extravagant courtier, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. According to contemporary critics his work also found a flourishing market among 'the waggish collectors and the lower rank of virtuosi'.

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Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder, attributed to Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG 6651

Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder

attributed to Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1680-1685
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6651

James Laroche ('O Rare show'), published by John Smith, after  Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG D11761

James Laroche ('O Rare show')

published by John Smith, after Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11761

The Dutch School, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG D11738

The Dutch School

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D11738

Man confessing to a monk, by Isaac Beckett, after  Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG D11758

Man confessing to a monk

by Isaac Beckett, after Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D11758

Heraclitus and Democritus, published by John Smith, after  Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG D11854

Heraclitus and Democritus

published by John Smith, after Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D11854

Singing lesson, published by John Smith, after  Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG D11723

Singing lesson

published by John Smith, after Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
mezzotint, circa 1690
NPG D11723

Boors singing at a window, by and published by John Smith, after  Adriaen van Ostade, after  Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG D11722

Boors singing at a window

by and published by John Smith, after Adriaen van Ostade, after Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
mezzotint, 1706
NPG D11722

Two boors with pipes, by and published by John Smith, after  Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG D11769

Two boors with pipes

by and published by John Smith, after Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
mezzotint, circa 1707
NPG D11769

Brandy Nann, by and published by John Smith, after  Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG D11808

Brandy Nann

by and published by John Smith, after Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
mezzotint, circa 1707
NPG D11808

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