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Willem Wissing

(1656-1687), Portrait painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 146 portraits
William Wissing was a Dutch portrait artist. He studied at The Hague under Willem Doudijns and Arnold Van Ravestyn. By 1676, Wissing had settled in England, where he worked as assistant to Sir Peter Lely. After Lely's death in 1680, he established a successful independent career, becoming one of the leading portraitists of his day. Wissing's royal sitters include Charles II, Queen Catharine of Braganza, Prince George of Denmark and James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth. His works were widely reproduced; the vast majority, made by engravers including John Smith, Isaac Beckett, and R. Williams, were published by Edward Cooper.

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King Charles II, by John Savage, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D18471

King Charles II

by John Savage, after Willem Wissing
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D18471

King Charles II, by John Savage, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D18527

King Charles II

by John Savage, after Willem Wissing
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D18527

Thomas Killigrew, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  John Smith, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11949

Thomas Killigrew

by Jan van der Vaart, published by John Smith, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1674-1686
NPG D11949

Sir John Fenwick, by Robert White, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D19632

Sir John Fenwick

by Robert White, after Willem Wissing
line engraving, circa 1675-1700
NPG D19632

Lady Williams, after Willem Wissing - NPG D30635

Lady Williams

after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D30635

Anna Scott, Duchess of Monmouth and Duchess of Buccleuch, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D10989

Anna Scott, Duchess of Monmouth and Duchess of Buccleuch

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th-early 18th century
NPG D10989

Isabella FitzRoy (née Bennet), Duchess of Grafton, by Isaac Beckett, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D2465

Isabella FitzRoy (née Bennet), Duchess of Grafton

by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1680s
NPG D2465

Isabella FitzRoy (née Bennet), Duchess of Grafton, by Isaac Beckett, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D2466

Isabella FitzRoy (née Bennet), Duchess of Grafton

by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1680s
NPG D2466

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D15199

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, (circa 1680-1687)
NPG D15199

Lady Williams, by Isaac Beckett, after  Willem Wissing, sold by  John Bowles - NPG D30636

Lady Williams

by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing, sold by John Bowles
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D30636

Anne Windham, by Isaac Beckett, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D31012

Anne Windham

by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D31012

Mary Grimston, by Isaac Beckett, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D34973

Mary Grimston

by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D34973

Lady Williams, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Bowles, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D37089

Lady Williams

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Bowles, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D37089

Elizabeth Grey (née Harvey), Countess of Stamford, by Isaac Beckett, sold by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D41849

Elizabeth Grey (née Harvey), Countess of Stamford

by Isaac Beckett, sold by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1681-1688
NPG D41849

Robert ('Beau') Feilding, by Isaac Beckett, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D2384

Robert ('Beau') Feilding

by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D2384

Mary Grimston, by Isaac Beckett, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D2538

Mary Grimston

by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D2538

Robert ('Beau') Feilding, by Isaac Beckett, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1908

Robert ('Beau') Feilding

by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D1908

Isabella FitzRoy (née Bennet), Duchess of Grafton, by Jan Verkolje, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D2464

Isabella FitzRoy (née Bennet), Duchess of Grafton

by Jan Verkolje, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1683
NPG D2464

Isabella FitzRoy (née Bennet), Duchess of Grafton, by Jan Verkolje, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D2494

Isabella FitzRoy (née Bennet), Duchess of Grafton

by Jan Verkolje, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1683
NPG D2494

George Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D3736

George Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1683-1704
NPG D3736

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