Jacobus Houbraken(1698-1780), Engraver
Artist associated with 435 portraits
Jacobus Houbraken was the leading portrait engraver in eighteenth-century Holland. The son of the painter and art writer Arnold Houbraken, he settled in Amsterdam in 1707, and during his lifetime engraved 400 portraits after paintings by contemporary Dutch painters. Working with the historian and artist, George Vertue, Houbraken engraved most of the important representations of Britain's most noted men from the past. The project was entitled The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain and was published in London between 1743 and 1752.
by Jacobus Houbraken, after Aert Schouman
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
Visit From Your Armchair
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.
Sculptures in 360°
See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.