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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder (circa 1635-1704), Artist

Fred G. Meier of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague, has greatly assisted in compiling this list.

c.1680-85
Painting attributed to Heemskerck the elder, see NPG 6651.

c.1680?
Painting attributed to Heemskerck, half-length, shoulder-length hair, grinning. D. Katz, Dieren art market, 1930 (photo Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague). Relating, as does NPG 6651, to the later half-length. Engraved by A. Bannerman (Walpole, Anecdotes; R. Raines, 'Notes on Egbert van Heemskerck and the English Taste for Genre', Wal. Soc., LIII, 1987, p 120, fig.165). (Raines apparently misread Bannerman’s composite plate, which shows a small Heemskerck head with a larger head of Riley, as evidence that Heemskerck had painted Riley).

c.1685
Painting by Egbert van Heemskerck, half-length to right, wearing cap, with moustache. Engraved J. Oliver (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 4), lettered: Eg.Hemsk.pinx. and I.Oliver Ex..

Painting by Egbert van Heemskerck, half-length to left, bald, long hair, moustache, his palette to the right. Engraved J. Oliver (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 4a), lettered: Egbertus Hemskirck Pictoria Pinxit. Sold by I. Oliver at the Eagle and Child on ludd gate hill.

Painting attributed to Heemskerck the elder, half-length, with beret, shoulder-length hair and slight moustache, wearing a medal. Sold Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 3 February 1948, lot 28 as by Barent Fabritius.
Buckeridge (p 383) observed that Heemskerck ‘often introduced his own picture among his drolls by means of a looking glass he had upon his pallet’ but such portraits are of small consequence for his iconography.

c.1685?
Painting by Egbert van Heemskerck, half-length wearing beret with shoulder-length hair and moustache, signed with Heemskerck monogram. Sotheby’s NY, 28 May 1999, lot 35 (where catalogued as a self portrait of the son but described in the text as of the father).



This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.