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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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Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11420

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 D11420

Elizabeth Stanhope (née Butler), Countess of Chesterfield, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11422

Elizabeth Stanhope (née Butler), Countess of Chesterfield

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11422

Elizabeth Cecil (née Brownlow), Countess of Exeter, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D11440

Elizabeth Cecil (née Brownlow), Countess of Exeter

by Isaac Beckett, published by Alexander Browne, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11440

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11626

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 D11626

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney, sold by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D13677

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (circa 1650-1654)
NPG D13677

Essex Finch (née Rich), Countess of Nottingham, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30540

Essex Finch (née Rich), Countess of Nottingham

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
counterproof from a mezzotint, circa 1681-1682
NPG D30540

Sir John Lowther, 2nd Bt, by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29958

Sir John Lowther, 2nd Bt

by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D29958

Sir John Lowther, 2nd Bt, by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29959

Sir John Lowther, 2nd Bt

by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D29959

Thomas Thynne, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29979

Thomas Thynne

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D29979

Thomas Thynne, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29980

Thomas Thynne

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D29980

Isabella (née de Nassau), Countess of Arlington, after Sir Peter Lely, published by  Alexander Browne - NPG D30524

Isabella (née de Nassau), Countess of Arlington

after Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D30524

Elizabeth Lyon (née Stanhope), Countess of Strathmore, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30556

Elizabeth Lyon (née Stanhope), Countess of Strathmore

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D30556

Lady Price, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30578

Lady Price

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D30578

Jane Kelleway as Diana, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30603

Jane Kelleway as Diana

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D30603

Jane Kelleway as Diana, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30604

Jane Kelleway as Diana

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D30604

Elizabeth Cecil (née Brownlow), Countess of Exeter, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D31013

Elizabeth Cecil (née Brownlow), Countess of Exeter

by Isaac Beckett, published by Alexander Browne, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D31013

Sir Peter Lely, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D3569

Sir Peter Lely

by Isaac Beckett, published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D3569

Lady Price, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D3967

Lady Price

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D3967

Frances Weston (née Stuart), Countess of Portland, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D4003

Frances Weston (née Stuart), Countess of Portland

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D4003

Katherine Seymour (née Lee), Lady Seymour, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D4205

Katherine Seymour (née Lee), Lady Seymour

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D4205

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