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Alexander Browne

(active 1659-died 1706), Artist, publisher, printseller, auctioneer and dealer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 149 portraits
Alexander Browne was a significant figure in the late seventeenth century art scene in London. He was variously a 'practitioner of the art of limning', a drawing master (to Elizabeth Pepys from 1665, among others), an author of a drawing manual and treatise on art, an art auctioneer and dealer, a print publisher (especially of 'mezo tinto') and printseller. His shop at 'ye Blew Balcony' in Little Queen Street would have contained quantities of prints, books and artists materials. Browne published around 100 mezzotints, mainly after Sir Anthony van Dyck and Sir Peter Lely, and was granted in 1684 a privilege or Royal License for 'the sole printing and publishing' of his plates for fourteen years.

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Mary (née Kirke), Lady Vernon, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D39235

Mary (née Kirke), Lady Vernon

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D39235

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D38880

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D38880

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D38881

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland

by Isaac Beckett, published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D38881

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D38882

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland

by Isaac Beckett, published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D38882

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney, sold by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D41801

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (circa 1650-1654)
NPG D41801

Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset, sold by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D41821

Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D41821

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, sold by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D6873

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (1636)
NPG D6873

The Five Eldest Children of King Charles I, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D11400

The Five Eldest Children of King Charles I

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (1637)
NPG D11400

Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11398

Sir Peter Lely

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11398

King Charles II, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11401

King Charles II

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-84 (circa 1671)
NPG D11401

Mary of Modena, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11402

Mary of Modena

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11402

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11405

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11405

King Charles I, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D11406

King Charles I

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11406

Henrietta Maria, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D11407

Henrietta Maria

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (1632)
NPG D11407

King Charles II, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11408

King Charles II

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11408

King James II when Duke of York, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11410

King James II when Duke of York

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11410

Mary of Modena, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11411

Mary of Modena

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11411

King William III, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11412

King William III

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-84 (circa 1677)
NPG D11412

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, sold by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D11414

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (1636)
NPG D11414

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11419

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11419

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