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John Vanderbank

1694-1739 England/Portraitist


Brief Biography-John Vanderbank was born in London in 1694. He was related to the engraver Pieter Vanderbank of Dutch descent. His father, John, was born in Paris, and he moved to England in 1674 with Henri Gascar. John's father first tutored him, followed by Sir Godfrey Kneller. John found success as a portraitist after the death of Kneller and founded an academy in 1720 with Louis Chéron; however, it was unsuccessful. He died of tuberculosis in 1739. Today, many of his works hang in the world’s top galleries.


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A Lady

A Scene from
Don Quixote

A Scene from Don Quixote

Riding a
Schooled Horse

A Young Gentleman Riding a Schooled Horse


Alexander MacFarlane

John Michael

John Michael Rysbrack

Charles Talbot
First Baron-

Charles Talbot First Baron Talbot of Hensol

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon Viscount Saint Alban

John Dodd of

John Dodd of Swallowfield Berkshire

Anne and
Mary Tonson

Anne and Mary Tonson

Charles Spencer 3rd
Duke of Marlborough

Charles Spencer 3rd Duke of Marlborough