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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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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D5697

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century (1683)
NPG D5697

Prince George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland, by Isaac Beckett, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D7781

Prince George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland

by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, (circa 1683)
NPG D7781

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11627

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark

by Isaac Beckett, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1683-1688
NPG D11627

Henrietta Scott (née Hyde), Countess of Dalkeith, published by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11969

Henrietta Scott (née Hyde), Countess of Dalkeith

published by John Smith, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D11969

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D19449

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1683-1686
NPG D19449

George Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland, by Robert Williams, sold by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D19456

George Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland

by Robert Williams, sold by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1683-1704
NPG D19456

Catherine of Braganza, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D29293

Catherine of Braganza

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1684
NPG D29293

Edward Rich, 6th Earl of Warwick and 3rd Earl of Holland, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11907

Edward Rich, 6th Earl of Warwick and 3rd Earl of Holland

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1684
NPG D11907

Alice (née Sherrard), Lady Brownlow, by John Smith, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D32241

Alice (née Sherrard), Lady Brownlow

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1685 (1685)
NPG D32241

John Cutts, Baron Cutts, by and published by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30934

John Cutts, Baron Cutts

by and published by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, (circa 1685)
NPG D30934

Henrietta Scott (née Hyde), Countess of Dalkeith; Mary Seymour-Conway (née Hyde), Lady Conway, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30997

Henrietta Scott (née Hyde), Countess of Dalkeith; Mary Seymour-Conway (née Hyde), Lady Conway

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1685
NPG D30997

Elizabeth Cecil (née Brownlow), Countess of Exeter, by John Smith, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D31011

Elizabeth Cecil (née Brownlow), Countess of Exeter

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1685
NPG D31011

Alice (née Sherrard), Lady Brownlow, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D36623

Alice (née Sherrard), Lady Brownlow

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1685 (1685)
NPG D36623

John Cutts, Baron Cutts, by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1613

John Cutts, Baron Cutts

by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, (circa 1685)
NPG D1613

Elizabeth Brownlow, later Elizabeth Cecil, Countess of Exeter, by John Smith, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1883

Elizabeth Brownlow, later Elizabeth Cecil, Countess of Exeter

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1685
NPG D1883

Elizabeth Cecil (née Brownlow), Countess of Exeter, by John Smith, published by  Alexander Browne, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1884

Elizabeth Cecil (née Brownlow), Countess of Exeter

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1685
NPG D1884

Mary of Modena, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D8658

Mary of Modena

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1685-1688
NPG D8658

Mary of Modena, after Willem Wissing - NPG D8659

Mary of Modena

after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, (circa 1685)
NPG D8659

Henrietta Scott (née Hyde), Countess of Dalkeith; Mary Seymour-Conway (née Hyde), Lady Conway, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11558

Henrietta Scott (née Hyde), Countess of Dalkeith; Mary Seymour-Conway (née Hyde), Lady Conway

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1685
NPG D11558

Alice (née Sherrard), Lady Brownlow, by John Smith, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11560

Alice (née Sherrard), Lady Brownlow

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1685 (1685)
NPG D11560

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