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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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Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark

by and published by Isaac Beckett, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1683-1688
NPG D19097

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

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1684
NPG D19846

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Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, (circa 1685-1687)
NPG D19118

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King William III

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing, and after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D18700

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Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1708
NPG D18710

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