Willem Wissing

(1655—1687) portrait painter

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(b Amsterdam, 1655; d Stamford, Lincolnshire, 10 Sept. 1687). Dutch portrait painter who moved to London in 1676, became an assistant of Lely, and after his master's death in 1680 took over much of his fashionable practice. He was particularly favoured by James II and he also painted William III and Mary II, but he died young, opening the way for Kneller's dominance. Wissing's style was similar to Lely's, but more Frenchified.

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