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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 James II, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11959

King James II

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1685
NPG D11959

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11962

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, (circa 1685-1687)
NPG D11962

John Cutts, Baron Cutts, by and published by Robert Williams, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11704

John Cutts, Baron Cutts

by and published by Robert Williams, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, (circa 1685)
NPG D11704

Mary of Modena, by Jacques Blondeau, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D18596

Mary of Modena

by Jacques Blondeau, after Willem Wissing
line engraving, (circa 1685)
NPG D18596

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter, by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D30861

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30861

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter, by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30862

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30862

William Cecil, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30938

William Cecil

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30938

William Cecil, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30939

William Cecil

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30939

William Cecil, by John Smith, published by  Thomas Glass, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30940

William Cecil

by John Smith, published by Thomas Glass, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30940

possibly William Cecil, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30941

possibly William Cecil

by Isaac Beckett, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1686
NPG D30941

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (née Jones), Countess of Kildare, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D31033

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (née Jones), Countess of Kildare

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D31033

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (née Jones), Countess of Kildare, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D31034

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (née Jones), Countess of Kildare

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1686
NPG D31034

William Cecil, by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D27539

William Cecil

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D27539

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D36619

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D36619

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D36620

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D36620

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D38867

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686 (1683)
NPG D38867

William Cecil, by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1268

William Cecil

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D1268

William Cecil, by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1269

William Cecil

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D1269

William Cecil, by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1270

William Cecil

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D1270

William Cecil, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11559

William Cecil

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D11559

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