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Jean Baptiste van Loo

(1684-1745), Painter

Artist associated with 56 portraits
Jean-Baptiste van Loo was a French subject- and portrait-painter. Born at Aix-en-Provence, he was instructed in art by his father Louis-Abraham van Loo. He worked in a number of cities in France and Italy decorating churches and public buildings and painting church pictures. While in Turin he painted the portraits of Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy and several members of his court. In 1737, Van Loo went to England, where his portraits of Colley Cibber and Owen McSwiny attracted much attention. He painted portraits of Sir Robert Walpole and the prince and princess of Wales. However, he did not remain long in England; his failing health caused him to return to France in 1742.

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Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, by James Watson, published by  John Boydell, and published by  Josiah Boydell, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D39367

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

by James Watson, published by John Boydell, and published by Josiah Boydell, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, published 1 January 1788
NPG D39367

Colley Cibber, after Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D1448

Colley Cibber

after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 19th century
NPG D1448

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, by William Holl Sr, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D38509

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton

by William Holl Sr, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1831
NPG D38509

John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth, by Sir George Scharf, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D20913

John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth

by Sir George Scharf, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
pencil on tracing paper, 1863 (1741)
NPG D20913

Colley Cibber, by Charles William Sherborn, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D21192

Colley Cibber

by Charles William Sherborn, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
etching, 1882
NPG D21192

Owen MacSwinny (or Swinny), by Robert Bowyer Parkes, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D4342

Owen MacSwinny (or Swinny)

by Robert Bowyer Parkes, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, published 1889 (1738)
NPG D4342

George Wade, by Sir Charles John Holmes, after  Jean Baptiste van Loo - NPG D1707

George Wade

by Sir Charles John Holmes, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
pencil, 6 February 1911
NPG D1707

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Stephen Poyntz

by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, (1732)
NPG D3964

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Alexander Pope

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, (1742)
NPG D18867

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Sir John Willes

by and published by George Vertue, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
engraving, published 1744
NPG D18912

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Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales

by John Sebastian Miller (formerly Johann Sebastian Müller), after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, published 4 July 1744
NPG D19821

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John James Heidegger

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, published 1749
NPG D20012

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Owen MacSwinny (or Swinny)

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1752
NPG D20403

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Thomas Sherlock

by James Macardell, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1757 (1740)
NPG D4218

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Colley Cibber

by Edward Fisher, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1758 (1740)
NPG D18866

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Owen MacSwinny (or Swinny)

by Robert Bowyer Parkes, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, published 1889 (1738)
NPG D4343

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