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Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 249 portraits
Portrait painter and pupil of Zoffany, but greatly influenced by Reynolds. After five years working in Norwich Beechey settled in London in 1787. He was appointed portrait painter to Queen Charlotte in 1793. Although overshadowed by the young Lawrence, he continued a successful portrait practice for many years.

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1379

Paul Sandby

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, circa 1789
NPG 1379

4062

John Carr

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, after 1790
On display on Floor 2: Getting the Picture at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 4062

1380

Thomas Sandby

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1792
NPG 1380

6290

Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

by Henry Bone, after Sir William Beechey
enamel on copper, 1801 (circa 1793)
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6290

5159

Sarah Siddons (nee Kemble) ('Mrs Siddons with the Emblems of Tragedy')

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1793
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5159

6603

Samuel Whitbread the Elder

by Henry Bone, after Sir William Beechey
enamel on copper, 1796
NPG 6603

4574

Thomas Hope

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1798
NPG 4574

3158

Sir William Beechey

by William Evans, after Sir William Beechey
pencil, 1809 (1799)
NPG 3158

1595

Matthew Boulton

attributed to Anne Jessop, Lady Beechey, after Sir William Beechey
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, circa 1799 (circa 1799)
NPG 1595

2502

King George III

studio of Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, (1799-1800)
On display at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
NPG 2502

5798

Horatio Nelson

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1800
NPG 5798

6250

King George III

studio of Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, circa 1800 (1799-1800)
NPG 6250

934

John Boydell

after Sir William Beechey
oil on oak panel, (1801)
NPG 934

367

George Rose

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1802
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
NPG 367

5774

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, engraved 1803
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5774

614

Sir William Beechey

by Sir William Beechey, and John Wood
oil on canvas, circa 1805, circa 1836
NPG 614

2222

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, circa 1807-1809
NPG 2222

1068

Sir Henry Halford, 1st Bt

by Sir William Beechey
oil on panel, 1809
NPG 1068

231

Sir Peter Francis Bourgeois

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, circa 1810
NPG 231