Paul van Somer(circa 1576-1621), Portrait painter
Artist associated with 35 portraits
Paul Van Somer was a Flemish artist who arrived in England from Antwerp during the reign of King James I of England and became one of the leading painters of the royal court. He painted a number of portraits both of James and his consort, Queen Anne of Denmark, and of nobles such as Ludovic Stuart, earl of Lennox, and Lady Anne Clifford.
by Paul van Somer
oil on canvas, circa 1620
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
by R. Clamp, published by E. & S. Harding, after Paul van Somer
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1795