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Willem Wissing

 (1653 - 1687)
Willem Wissing was active/lived in Netherlands.  Willem Wissing is known for portrait painting.

Biography   Willem Wissing


William Wissing, Dutch ca.1656 - 1687

Though from Amsterdam, Wissing's early training took place under Willem Doudyns, a historical painter of The Hague.  From there it is believed that he went to France where he acquired a passion for metallic flowers, huge weeds and fancy accessories.  It is presumed he entered Sir Peter Lely's studio upon arriving in England in 1676.  Wissing came to be considered the most important of Lely's later pupils, and grew into fashion after the death of his master. 

The artist found obvious favor with the nobility, to the point of painting the royal family members.  Apparently his good manners and gentleness recommended him well.  Descamps, in his "Life of Wissing   ...  Displaying 750 of 1486 characters.

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PORTRAIT OF QUEEN MARY OF MODENA, WIFE OF JAMES II
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Portrait of Francis Thynne, Lady Worsley, full-length, in a red dress and a blue ermine-lined mantle, a domed mansion in a garden beyond
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PORTRAIT OF A LADY, SAID TO BE NELL GWYN
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