Antwerp 1619 - London 1697


The Flemish artist Edward Dubois (or Du Bois) was the son of the painter Hendrick du Bois. Both Edward and his younger brother Simon Dubois (1632-1708) lived and worked in Holland and Italy, including some time in Venice in 1657, before eventually settling in England around 1680. Little is known of either artist, although Simon was active mainly as a portrait painter and miniaturist, and also seems to have been a gifted copyist of the Old Masters. Edward Dubois was trained in the studio of Philips Wouwerman in Haarlem, and is recorded in 1638 in Rotterdam and again in 1646 in Haarlem, before settling, with his brother, in London in 1680. Edward Dubois is mostly known as a printmaker and publisher, having published prints by Cornelis Visscher after Pieter van Laer, as well as prints after portraits of his parents by Van Dyck.