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Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger

(1561 or 1562-1636), Painter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 29 portraits
Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger spent his early years in Bruges, Belgium, where his father, Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder, was active as a painter and printmaker. When he was about seven, the family moved to London. Gheeraerts eventually obtained many commissions from the English court, both for portraits and for decorative work. He was the most distinguished and most fashionable portraitist of the 1590s, popular at the courts of Elizabeth I and James I. Following the death of Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, Gheeraerts's sitters came increasingly from the gentry.

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Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG 180

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
oil on canvas, early 17th century, based on a work of circa 1596
NPG 180

Anne, Lady Pope with her children, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG L231

Anne, Lady Pope with her children

by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
oil on canvas, 1596
NPG L231

William Camden, by or after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG 528

William Camden

by or after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
oil on panel, 17th century, based on a work of 1609
NPG 528

Sir Thomas Overbury, by Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG 3090(1)

Sir Thomas Overbury

by Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
watercolour
NPG 3090(1)

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, by John Ogborne, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D21312

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

by John Ogborne, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
line engraving, (circa 1596)
NPG D21312

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D25565

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger

after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
etching, (1627)
NPG D25565

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, by Alexander Bannerman, after  Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D25566

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger

by Alexander Bannerman, after Wenceslaus Hollar, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
line engraving, (1627)
NPG D25566

William Camden, by Robert White, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D19163

William Camden

by Robert White, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
line engraving, published 1691
NPG D19163

William Camden, by Robert White, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D21096

William Camden

by Robert White, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
line engraving, published 1691
NPG D21096

William Camden, by Robert White, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D21094

William Camden

by Robert White, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
line engraving, published 1691
NPG D21094

William Camden, by James Basire, after  W.P.J. Lodder (Loder), after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D18702

William Camden

by James Basire, after W.P.J. Lodder (Loder), after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
line engraving, 1789
NPG D18702

William Camden, by James Basire, after  W.P.J. Lodder (Loder), after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D21095

William Camden

by James Basire, after W.P.J. Lodder (Loder), after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
line engraving, 1789
NPG D21095

Sir Henry Saville, by R. Clamp, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D26135

Sir Henry Saville

by R. Clamp, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D26135

Sir Henry Saville, by R. Clamp, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D38542

Sir Henry Saville

by R. Clamp, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D38542

Sir Henry Saville, by R. Clamp, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D5908

Sir Henry Saville

by R. Clamp, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D5908

Sir Henry Saville, by R. Clamp, published by  E. & S. Harding, after  Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D5909

Sir Henry Saville

by R. Clamp, published by E. & S. Harding, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D5909

Unknown woman, formerly known as Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, by William Thomas Fry, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D27990

Unknown woman, formerly known as Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke

by William Thomas Fry, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D27990

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, by Henry Bone, after  John De Critz the Elder, or after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D17108

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

by Henry Bone, after John De Critz the Elder, or after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, December 1811
NPG D17108

Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, by Henry Bone, probably after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D17150

Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon

by Henry Bone, probably after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, September 1812
NPG D17150

Queen Elizabeth I, by Henry Bone, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D17098

Queen Elizabeth I

by Henry Bone, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1822 (circa 1592)
NPG D17098

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, by Samuel Freeman, published by  Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D36324

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Samuel Freeman, published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after William Derby, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1825
NPG D36324

Lady Elizabeth Berkeley (née Carey), by Henry Bone, possibly after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D17152

Lady Elizabeth Berkeley (née Carey)

by Henry Bone, possibly after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1825
NPG D17152

William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby, by William Derby, after  Unknown artist, possibly after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D23090

William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby

by William Derby, after Unknown artist, possibly after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
pencil, pen and ink, circa 1835-1842 (1615-1630)
NPG D23090

Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby, by Alfred Thomas Derby, possibly after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D23087

Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby

by Alfred Thomas Derby, possibly after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
pencil, pen and ink, 1839
NPG D23087

Queen Elizabeth I, published by John Player & Sons, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D48137

Queen Elizabeth I

published by John Player & Sons, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1935
NPG D48137

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