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Jacob Huysmans

(1633?-1696), Artist

Artist associated with 32 portraits
Jacob Huysmans was a Flemish portrait painter. He immigrated to England from Flanders shortly before the Restoration of 1660, and quickly became one of the leading portrait painters at Charles II's court. His most important works include a full-length portrait of Queen Catherine of Braganza as a shepherdess and another of the queen as St Catherine of Alexandria. He was thought to be favoured by Queen Catherine because of their shared Catholicism. Huysmans's portraits adhere to the continental fashions of the time. They often depict his female sitters in disguise, either as saints and shepherdesses or in elaborate costumes.

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Catherine of Braganza, published by John Smith, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D7873

Catherine of Braganza

published by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729 (circa 1664)
NPG D7873

The family of Thomas Coke of Norfolk, by William Vincent, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D30615

The family of Thomas Coke of Norfolk

by William Vincent, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1690
NPG D30615

Catherine of Braganza, after Jacob Huysmans - NPG D18442

Catherine of Braganza

after Jacob Huysmans
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D18442

Catherine of Braganza, after Jacob Huysmans, published by  John Hinton - NPG D29302

Catherine of Braganza

after Jacob Huysmans, published by John Hinton
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D29302

Prince George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland, published by Bowles & Carver, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D7786

Prince George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland

published by Bowles & Carver, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, after 1793
NPG D7786

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox, by Rivers, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D30481

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by Rivers, after Jacob Huysmans
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D30481

Izaak Walton, by George Maile, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D4612

Izaak Walton

by George Maile, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint and etching, early 19th century
NPG D4612

Izaak Walton, by William Strang, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D38526

Izaak Walton

by William Strang, after Jacob Huysmans
etching, 1902
NPG D38526

Catherine of Braganza, published by John Player & Sons, after a portrait attributed to the studio of  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D48142

Catherine of Braganza

published by John Player & Sons, after a portrait attributed to the studio of Jacob Huysmans
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1935
NPG D48142

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

published by Jacob Huysmans, after Robert Walker
etching, 1648
NPG D20422

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John Dolben

published by Richard Tompson, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D19431

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Catherine of Braganza

published by John Smith, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729 (circa 1664)
NPG D19915

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