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John Hall (1739-1797), Engraver

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 36 portraits
John Hall was a pupil, first of engraver William Wynne Ryland, and then of the French immigrant engraver Simon François Ravenet. In 1756 and 1761, he won prizes from the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Hall became a fellow of the Society of Artists in 1765 and was three times elected director, in 1768, 1769 and 1771. He engraved a number of significant portraits, including one of Richard Brinsley Sheridan by Joshua Reynolds. His studio also handled the plates for Bell's British Theatre with scenes by Hall and portraits of actors in character by Thornthwaite and Reading.

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D24177

Unknown woman formerly known as Anne Boleyn

by John Hall, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24177

D25079

Mary, Queen of Scots

by John Hall
line engraving, possibly mid to late 18th century
NPG D25079

D27423

Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

by John Hall, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27423

D27295

Abraham Cowley

by John Hall, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D27295

D10582

Thomas Harley

by John Hall, after Henry Edridge
stipple engraving, late 18th century
NPG D10582

D11264

Boadicea Haranguing the Britons (called Boudicca, or Boadicea)

by Samuel Wale, after John Hall
etching, late 18th century
NPG D11264

D30211

Anthony Hamilton

by John Hall
line engraving, published 1772
NPG D30211

D40139

William Penn

by John Hall, after Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, after Sylvanus Bevan
line engraving, 1773 (October 1770)
On display at British Library, London, UK in the exhibition Magna Charta: Law Liberty Legacy
NPG D40139

D19608

William Penn

by John Hall, after Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, after Sylvanus Bevan
line engraving, 1773 (October 1770)
NPG D19608

D25524

James Crichton

by John Hall, after Moses Griffith
line engraving, 1774
NPG D25524

D15790

Thomas Tyers

by John Hall, after John Taylor
line engraving, circa 1775-1797
NPG D15790

D9385

The Surrender of Calais to King Edward III

by John Hall, after Edward Edwards
line engraving, published 1776
NPG D9385

D4064

Edward 'the Martyr'

by John Hall, after Edwards
line engraving, published 1776
NPG D4064

D31250

Matthew Prior

by John Hall, after Jonathan Richardson
line engraving, published 1779
NPG D31250

D25132

William Parr, Marquess of Northampton

by John Hall, published by John Thane
line engraving, published 1780
NPG D25132

D2757

Edward Gibbon

by John Hall, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1780 (1779)
NPG D2757

D2758

Edward Gibbon

by John Hall, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1780 (1779)
NPG D2758

D2759

Edward Gibbon

by John Hall, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1780 (1779)
NPG D2759

D5959

William Shenstone

by John Hall, published by James Dodsley, after Thomas Ross
line engraving, 1780 (1738)
NPG D5959

D14751

Edward Gibbon

by John Hall, published by William Strahan, and published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1 February 1780 (1779)
NPG D14751

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