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James Heath

(1757-1834), Engraver

Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Artist associated with 79 portraits
James Heath was apprenticed in 1771 to the engraver Joseph Collyer the Younger, after which he was employed by the Robinson family of booksellers from 1779 to 1804. Between 1780 and 1788 Heath produced 100 prints for the publisher Harrison's Novelist's Magazine from designs by Thomas Stothard. He engraved some plates for John Boydell's Shakspeare Gallery, and in 1802 published on his own behalf a six-volume set of Shakespeare illustrated with engravings after works by Stothard and Henry Fuseli. In 1791 Heath was elected an associate of the Royal Academy, and in 1794 he was appointed historical engraver to George III, a title that he held under different monarchs until his retirement.

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Henry Holland, by James Heath, after  George Chinnery - NPG D35284

Henry Holland

by James Heath, after George Chinnery
stipple engraving, late 18th century
NPG D35284

John Lloyd, by James Heath, after  Daniel Gardner - NPG D37381

John Lloyd

by James Heath, after Daniel Gardner
stipple engraving, late 18th century
NPG D37381

Jane (née Morris), Lady Baker, by James Heath, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D7479

Jane (née Morris), Lady Baker

by James Heath, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, (1770)
NPG D7479

Mary Ann Yates in the Character of the Tragic Muse, by James Heath, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D8465

Mary Ann Yates in the Character of the Tragic Muse

by James Heath, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1783
NPG D8465

Mary Ann Yates in the Character of the Tragic Muse, by James Heath, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D8907

Mary Ann Yates in the Character of the Tragic Muse

by James Heath, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1783
NPG D8907

Mary Ann Yates in the Character of the Tragic Muse, by James Heath, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D8908

Mary Ann Yates in the Character of the Tragic Muse

by James Heath, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1783
NPG D8908

John Louis De Lolme, by James Heath, probably after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D11462

John Louis De Lolme

by James Heath, probably after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1784
NPG D11462

George Frideric Handel ('Apotheosis of Handel'), by James Heath, after  Biagio Rebecca - NPG D35301

George Frideric Handel ('Apotheosis of Handel')

by James Heath, after Biagio Rebecca
line engraving, published 26 May 1787
NPG D35301

George Frideric Handel ('Apotheosis of Handel'), by James Heath, after  Biagio Rebecca - NPG D3206

George Frideric Handel ('Apotheosis of Handel')

by James Heath, after Biagio Rebecca
line engraving, published 21 May 1787
NPG D3206

Richard Pennant, Baron Penrhyn, by James Heath, after  Henry Thomson - NPG D40146

Richard Pennant, Baron Penrhyn

by James Heath, after Henry Thomson
stipple engraving, (circa 1790)
NPG D40146

Samuel Johnson, by James Heath, published by  Charles Dilly, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D34873

Samuel Johnson

by James Heath, published by Charles Dilly, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 10 April 1791 (1756-1757)
NPG D34873

Hon. Edward Willes, by James Heath, published by  W. Scott, and published by  Edmund Scott, after  Thomas Gainsborough - NPG D37072

Hon. Edward Willes

by James Heath, published by W. Scott, and published by Edmund Scott, after Thomas Gainsborough
stipple engraving, published 11 March 1792
NPG D37072

George Horne, by James Heath, after  Reverend Thomas Olive - NPG D3272

George Horne

by James Heath, after Reverend Thomas Olive
stipple engraving, published 1793
NPG D3272

Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath, by James Heath, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D21505

Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath

by James Heath, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, (circa 1795)
NPG D21505

Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath, by James Heath, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D14804

Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath

by James Heath, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, (circa 1795)
NPG D14804

Mary Wollstonecraft, by James Heath, published by  Daniel Isaac Eaton, after  John Opie - NPG D32605

Mary Wollstonecraft

by James Heath, published by Daniel Isaac Eaton, after John Opie
stipple engraving, (circa 1797)
NPG D32605

George Washington, published by James Heath, after  Gilbert Stuart - NPG D37879

George Washington

published by James Heath, after Gilbert Stuart
engraving, published 12 October 1797
NPG D37879

Mary Wollstonecraft, by James Heath, published by  Daniel Isaac Eaton, after  John Opie - NPG D14469

Mary Wollstonecraft

by James Heath, published by Daniel Isaac Eaton, after John Opie
stipple engraving, (circa 1797)
NPG D14469

William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford, by James Heath, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D31111

William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford

by James Heath, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, published 1798
NPG D31111

Richard Bentley, by James Heath, after  John Giles Eccardt - NPG D42725

Richard Bentley

by James Heath, after John Giles Eccardt
line engraving, published 1 May 1798
On display at Strawberry Hill Trust, Twickenham, London, UK
NPG D42725

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