Jan van der Vaardt & Willem Wissing Queen Anne, when Princess of Denmark, 1665 – 1714 About 1685


Born 1647
Died 1721
Nationality Dutch
Birth place Harlem
Death place London

Van der Vaardt was born in Haarlem and moved to London in 1674, where he was to spend the rest of his life. He became assistant to Willem Wissing, painting particularly the landscapes, still lifes and draperies in his pictures. After Wissing's death in 1687, van der Vaardt established his own portrait practice, basing his style on Wissing, though his work is generally less refined. Van der Vaaldt sold all his pictures in 1713 when his eyesight began to fail, and then worked as a restorer and 'expert'.