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Robert Williams

(active 1680-1704), Mezzotinter

Artist associated with 76 portraits
Robert Williams was a pupil of Theodore Freres. He worked mainly for printseller Edward Cooper, and occasionally published his own mezzotints.

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Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D18998

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D18998

Edward Littleton, Baron Littleton, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26949

Edward Littleton, Baron Littleton

by Robert Williams, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, late 17th century (circa 1640-1641)
NPG D26949

King Charles II, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D29254

King Charles II

by Robert Williams, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29254

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D29354

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29354

King James II, by Robert Williams, after  Samuel Cooper, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D29401

King James II

by Robert Williams, after Samuel Cooper, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29401

Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D29477

Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D29477

Sir Edmund King, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30033

Sir Edmund King

by Robert Williams, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D30033

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D30586

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D30586

Elizabeth Stanley (née Butler), Countess of Derby, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D31006

Elizabeth Stanley (née Butler), Countess of Derby

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D31006

Timothy Rogers, by Robert Williams, after  Robert Byng - NPG D31173

Timothy Rogers

by Robert Williams, after Robert Byng
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D31173

Edward Littleton, Baron Littleton, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D37370

Edward Littleton, Baron Littleton

by Robert Williams, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, late 17th century (circa 1640-1641)
NPG D37370

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1769

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D1769

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1770

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D1770

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1771

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D1771

Margaret Hughes, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D3283

Margaret Hughes

by Robert Williams, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1670s-1680s
NPG D3283

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29432

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D29432

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29435

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D29435

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D37192

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D37192

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D37193

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D37193

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D13147

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D13147

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11673

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D11673

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D21365

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland

by Robert Williams, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D21365

King Charles II, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D9117

King Charles II

by Robert Williams, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D9117

Greville Verney, by Robert Williams, published by  John Smith, after  Michael Dahl - NPG D31216

Greville Verney

by Robert Williams, published by John Smith, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, circa 1680-1704 (circa 1689-1695)
NPG D31216

King Charles II, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D10642

King Charles II

by Robert Williams, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D10642

King Charles II, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D10643

King Charles II

by Robert Williams, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D10643

Henrietta Maria Wentworth, 6th Baroness Wentworth, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D37649

Henrietta Maria Wentworth, 6th Baroness Wentworth

by Robert Williams, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1680s
NPG D37649

Anna Scott, Duchess of Monmouth and Duchess of Buccleuch, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D10989

Anna Scott, Duchess of Monmouth and Duchess of Buccleuch

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th-early 18th century
NPG D10989

George Petty, by Robert Williams, after  Thomas Murray - NPG D3896

George Petty

by Robert Williams, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, circa 1680-1704
NPG D3896

Henrietta Maria Wentworth, 6th Baroness Wentworth, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D4764

Henrietta Maria Wentworth, 6th Baroness Wentworth

by Robert Williams, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1680s
NPG D4764

John Banister, by Robert Williams, after  Thomas Murray - NPG D626

John Banister

by Robert Williams, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D626

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark, by Robert Williams, published by  John Smith - NPG D11967

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark

by Robert Williams, published by John Smith
mezzotint, circa 1680-1704
NPG D11967

John Banister, by and published by Robert Williams, after  Thomas Murray - NPG D11669

John Banister

by and published by Robert Williams, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D11669

Greville Verney, by Robert Williams, published by  John Smith, after  Michael Dahl - NPG D11680

Greville Verney

by Robert Williams, published by John Smith, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, circa 1680-1704 (circa 1689-1695)
NPG D11680

George Petty, by Robert Williams, published by  John Smith, after  Thomas Murray - NPG D11703

George Petty

by Robert Williams, published by John Smith, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, circa 1680-1704
NPG D11703

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D15199

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, (circa 1680-1687)
NPG D15199

Thomas Betterton, by Robert Williams, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D20224

Thomas Betterton

by Robert Williams, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1680-1704 (1690s)
NPG D20224

George Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D3736

George Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1683-1704
NPG D3736

King Charles II, by Robert Williams, published by  John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11924

King Charles II

by Robert Williams, published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1683-1704
NPG D11924

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D19449

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1683-1686
NPG D19449

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