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Edward Bird (1772-1819), Painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
The genre and history painter Edward Bird was one of the leading artists in the group who became known as the Bristol School. Bird spent most of his career working in Bristol and exhibiting in London. He became historical painter to Princess Charlotte in 1813. A large exhibition of Bird's work was held at the Bristol Fire Office in 1820, the year after his premature death. This was the first substantial retrospective show to be devoted to a single artist outside of London.

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D5299

Hannah More

by James Godby, after Edward Bird
stipple engraving, published 25 September 1809
NPG D5299

D14218

Hannah More

by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Edward Bird
stipple engraving, published 25 September 1809
NPG D14218

D8257

Thomas Beddoes

by Charles Warren, published by John Samuel Murray, after Edward Bird
line engraving, published 1810
NPG D8257

D37456

William Lovegrove

by William Ward, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Edward Bird
mezzotint, published 1 January 1817
NPG D37456

D39016

Hannah More

by James Godby, after Edward Bird
stipple engraving, published 1809
NPG D39016