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Jean Baptiste van Loo

(1684-1745), Painter

Artist associated with 56 portraits
Jean-Baptiste van Loo was a French subject- and portrait-painter. Born at Aix-en-Provence, he was instructed in art by his father Louis-Abraham van Loo. He worked in a number of cities in France and Italy decorating churches and public buildings and painting church pictures. While in Turin he painted the portraits of Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy and several members of his court. In 1737, Van Loo went to England, where his portraits of Colley Cibber and Owen McSwiny attracted much attention. He painted portraits of Sir Robert Walpole and the prince and princess of Wales. However, he did not remain long in England; his failing health caused him to return to France in 1742.

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Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, after Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG 286

Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham

after Jean Baptiste van Loo
oil on canvas, 1740, based on a work of circa 1740
NPG 286

Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin, probably after Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG 889

Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin

probably after Jean Baptiste van Loo
oil on canvas, 1740, based on a work of circa 1740
NPG 889

Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, by George Bickham the Younger, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D20440

Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham

by George Bickham the Younger, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, circa 1725-1750
NPG D20440

Stephen Poyntz, by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D800

Stephen Poyntz

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, (1732)
NPG D800

Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D2460

Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1740 (1739)
NPG D2460

Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D2461

Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1740 (1739)
NPG D2461

Colley Cibber, by Gerard Vandergucht, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D20375

Colley Cibber

by Gerard Vandergucht, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, published 1740
NPG D20375

John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth, by and published by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D35742

John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (circa 1740-1741)
NPG D35742

John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth, by John Faber Jr, published by  Bowles & Carver, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D35743

John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth

by John Faber Jr, published by Bowles & Carver, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (circa 1740-1741)
NPG D35743

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, by John Simon, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D38508

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D38508

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, by John Simon, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D4617

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D4617

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, by John Simon, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D4618

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D4618

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, by John Simon, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D4619

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D4619

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, by John Simon, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D4620

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D4620

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, by John Simon, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D14348

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by John Simon, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (1739)
NPG D14348

John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth, by and published by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D18999

John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (circa 1740-1741)
NPG D18999

Ethelreda (née Harrison), Viscountess Townshend, by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D40070

Ethelreda (née Harrison), Viscountess Townshend

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1742
NPG D40070

John James Heidegger, by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D2997

John James Heidegger

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1742
NPG D2997

John James Heidegger, by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D2998

John James Heidegger

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1742
NPG D2998

Philip V, by Sir George Scharf, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D5356

Philip V

by Sir George Scharf, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
pen and ink, (1742)
NPG D5356

John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower, by John Faber Jr, sold by  Charles Hitch, sold by  John Parsons, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D34659

John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower

by John Faber Jr, sold by Charles Hitch, sold by John Parsons, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1743 or after
NPG D34659

John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower, by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D2453

John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1743 or after
NPG D2453

John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower, by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D2491

John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1743 or after
NPG D2491

Sir John Willes, by and published by George Vertue, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D37075

Sir John Willes

by and published by George Vertue, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
engraving, published 1744
NPG D37075

Alexander Pope, by Charles Grignion, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D27568

Alexander Pope

by Charles Grignion, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, published 1747
NPG D27568

Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, by and published by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D34741

Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1749 (1739)
NPG D34741

John James Heidegger, by and published by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D14250

John James Heidegger

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, published 1749
NPG D14250

Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and Lennox, by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D4031

Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1750 or after
NPG D4031

Gerard van Neck, by James Macardell, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D7530

Gerard van Neck

by James Macardell, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, circa 1750-1765
NPG D7530

Owen MacSwinny (or Swinny), by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D40788

Owen MacSwinny (or Swinny)

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1752
NPG D40788

Owen MacSwinny (or Swinny), by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D5202

Owen MacSwinny (or Swinny)

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1752
NPG D5202

Owen MacSwinny (or Swinny), by John Faber Jr, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D5203

Owen MacSwinny (or Swinny)

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1752
NPG D5203

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales, by Bernard Baron, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D33036

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by Bernard Baron, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, 1756
NPG D33036

Thomas Sherlock, by Simon François Ravenet, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D40703

Thomas Sherlock

by Simon François Ravenet, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, 1756 (1740)
NPG D40703

Thomas Sherlock, by Simon François Ravenet, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D20479

Thomas Sherlock

by Simon François Ravenet, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, 1756 (1740)
NPG D20479

Thomas Sherlock, by James Macardell, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D4219

Thomas Sherlock

by James Macardell, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1757 (1740)
NPG D4219

Colley Cibber, by Edward Fisher, printed for  John Spilsbury, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D2075

Colley Cibber

by Edward Fisher, printed for John Spilsbury, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1758 (1740)
NPG D2075

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