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William Wissing

1656-1687 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-According to The Reverend Pilkington, William Wissing was born in the Hague, and by other historians, he was born in Amsterdam in 1656. He studied in The Hague with Arnoldus van Ravestyn and William Doudijns, a historical painter and portraitist. He became a successful portraitist in England after 1676 when working with Peter Lely, and after the death of Lely, he continued in his studio. His paintings of the Duke of Monmouth won him recognition from King Charles II and his court. His reputation was second only to Sir Godfrey Kneller, notably after James II commissioned him to paint Princess Mary and William II in The Hague in 1685. He died at Burghley House while painting the Earl of Exeter in 1687.

 

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Anne
Duchess-

Anne Duchess of Buccleuch and Monmouth

James
Butler

James Butler First Duke of Ormond

King
William III

King William The Third

Algernon
Capell

Algernon Capell Second Earl of Essex

Charles
First Duke-

Charles First Duke of Richmond

Henrietta and
Mary Hyde

Henrietta and Mary Hyde

Isabella
Dutchess-

Isabella Dutchess of Grafton

James
Scott

James Scott Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

John Cutts
Baron Cutts

John Cutts Baron Cutts

King William
III

King William the Third

Lady E
Percy

Lady Elizabeth Percy

Laurence
Hyde

Laurence Hyde Earl of Rochester

Mary of
Modena

Mary of Modena

Queen Mary
the Second

Queen Mary the Second

William III
of England

William The Third of England

James Duke
of Cambridge

James Duke of Cambridge

portrait of a boy
with dog

portrait of a boy with dog