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John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist associated with 230 portraits
Yorkshire-born John Jackson was the son of a village tailor. Always proficient in drawing, at the age of nineteen he established himself in York as a painter of miniature portraits. He came to the attention of the Earl of Carlisle who employed him to copy some of the works in his collection. In 1804, Jackson moved to London. He began studying at the Royal Academy schools and by 1807 had established himself as a portrait painter specialising in watercolour portraits. He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1816 and was elected an academician two years later.

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John Hunter

by John Jackson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1813 (1786)
NPG 77


William Seguier

attributed to John Jackson
oil on card, circa 1805
NPG 2644


Sir John Barrow, 1st Bt

attributed to John Jackson
oil on canvas, circa 1810
NPG 886


Robert Smirke

by John Jackson, after Mary Smirke
watercolour, engraved 1814 (circa 1810)
NPG 2672


Henry Thomson

by John Jackson
watercolour, exhibited 1810
NPG 3156


Sir David Wilkie

by John Jackson
pencil and chalk, circa 1810
NPG 3154


Henry Bone

by John Jackson
pencil and watercolour, circa 1814
NPG 3155


Thomas Rowlandson

by John Jackson
pencil, circa 1815
NPG 2198


Sir Martin Archer Shee

by John Jackson
black chalk and watercolour, circa 1815
NPG 3153


Samuel Wesley

by John Jackson
oil on canvas, circa 1815-1820
NPG 2040


George Henry Harlow

by John Jackson, after George Henry Harlow
pencil, circa 1819 (circa 1818)
NPG 782


William ('Gentleman') Smith

by John Jackson
oil on panel, circa 1819
NPG 6497


Sir Humphry Davy, Bt

by John Jackson
watercolour, circa 1820
NPG 1794


George Vincent

by John Jackson
watercolour, circa 1820
NPG 1822


William Hyde Wollaston

by John Jackson
pencil, circa 1820-1824
NPG 1703


William Charles Macready

by John Jackson
oil on canvas, 1821
NPG 1503


Catherine Capell-Coningsby (née Stephens), Countess of Essex

by John Jackson
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1822
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 702


William Shield

by John Jackson
watercolour, engraved 1822
NPG 5221


Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

after John Jackson
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1822)
NPG 1615


John Jackson

by John Jackson
oil on canvas, circa 1823
NPG 443

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