Jan van der Vaart(1647-1721), Artist
Artist associated with 52 portraits
Dutch-born Van der Vaart moved to England in around 1674 where he found work as a painter of portraits, landscapes and still lives. Between 1685 and 1687, he was employed by Willem Wissing as a drapery and landscape painter; he then practised as an independent portrait painter. A number of Van der Vaart's portraits were engraved in mezzotint by Bernard Lens for the print publisher Edward Cooper. This particular print technique was closely associated with Van der Vaart, who was among its earliest practitioners in England. In 1713, poor eyesight forced him to give up his portrait practice.
by Willem Wissing, and Jan van der Vaart
oil on canvas, 1687
by Jan van der Vaart, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
by Jan van der Vaart, published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680
by Bernard Lens (II), after Jan van der Vaart, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, circa 1687-1696
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