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James Lonsdale (1777-1839), Portrait painter

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 106 portraits
Lancastrian-born Lonsdale moved to London in around 1799. He was for a short while the pupil of George Romney, after which he enrolled at the Royal Academy schools in 1801. In 1806, he presented to Lancaster his Admiral Lord Nelson, for which he received the freedom of the city. Lonsdale established himself as a portrait artist. His output was prolific; he exhibited 138 paintings at the Royal Academy between 1802 and 1838, eighty-seven with the Society of British Artists, and seven with the British Institution. Lonsdale portrayed many members of the aristocracy and royalty including Queen Caroline, the tsar of Russia, and the Duke of Wellington.

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564

Abraham Rees

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1802
NPG 564

334

Sir Philip Francis

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1806-1810
NPG 334

1854

James Lonsdale

by James Lonsdale
oil on card, circa 1810
NPG 1854

982f

Sir William Congreve, 2nd Bt

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1812
NPG 982f

739

Charles Morris

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1814
NPG 739

360

Joseph Nollekens

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1818
NPG 360

25

William Sharp

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1820
NPG 25

730

Sir William Bolland

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1830
NPG 730

771

James Heath

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, 1830
NPG 771

1415

James Smith

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1835
NPG 1415

D37635

Charles Wellbeloved

by Henry Cousins, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, after 1800
NPG D37635

D23270

Sir Edward Seymour, 4th Bt

attributed to Thomas Athow, after James Lonsdale, possibly after Sir Peter Lely
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23270

D1494

John Collard

by George Clint, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1804
NPG D1494

D16085

Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton

by George Clint, published by and after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1804
NPG D16085

D36036

George Murray, 5th Earl of Dunmore

by and published by George Clint, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1 August 1808
NPG D36036

D2772

Octavius Graham Gilchrist

by Samuel Freeman, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after James Lonsdale
stipple engraving, published 1 September 1810
NPG D2772

D2773

Octavius Graham Gilchrist

by Samuel Freeman, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after James Lonsdale
stipple engraving, published 1 September 1810
NPG D2773

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