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Arnold Bronckorst

(active 1565 or 1566-1585), Artist

Artist associated with 4 portraits
Little is known about the life of Arnold van Bronckorst. He was a painter who worked in both England and Scotland, but only a few paintings can be attributed to him with a reasonable degree of certainty. The earliest record of him is a payment for a portrait of Sir Henry Sidney, dated 1565, when he was living in London. In Scotland Bronckorst is first recorded in 1580, when he was paid by the treasury for a number of portraits. In 1581, he was appointed painter-in-ordinary to James VI of Scotland. Bronckorst moved back to London in the mid-1580s.

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Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso, by George Perfect Harding, after  Arnold Bronckorst - NPG 2408

Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso

by George Perfect Harding, after Arnold Bronckorst
watercolour, 19th century, based on a work of 1578
NPG 2408

George Buchanan, after Arnold Bronckorst - NPG 524

George Buchanan

after Arnold Bronckorst
oil on panel, 1581
NPG 524

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, after Rowland Lockey, after  Arnold Bronckorst - NPG D42677

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Rowland Lockey, after Arnold Bronckorst
photogravure, published 1902 (1574)
NPG D42677


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