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Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), Engraver

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 126 portraits
Thomas Goff Lupton was a mezzotint engraver and miniature painter who was the first artist to use soft steel plates in the art of engraving. He experimented with plates of nickel, steel and other metals before producing a satisfactory steel plate. It was well received, and from 1823, steel engravings superseded copper engravings. This development permitted a printing of up to 1,500 mezzotints of excellent quality. The copper plates formerly used were very soft and could produce only around fifty prints of similar quality. Lupton's works include copies of landscape series by J.M.W. Turner as well as engraved portraits after oil paintings by eminent contemporary British painters.

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D36844

Thomas Kenyon

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after James Pardon
mezzotint, early 19th century
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D607

John Bather

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after James Pardon
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D607

D36375

Sir Abraham Hume, 2nd Bt

by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by William Cribb, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 May 1814 (1783)
NPG D36375

D3123

Sir Abraham Hume, 2nd Bt

by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by William Cribb, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 May 1814 (1783)
NPG D3123

D34453

Sir Vicary Gibbs

by Samuel William Reynolds, by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by Colnaghi & Co, after William Owen
mezzotint, published 6 April 1815
NPG D34453

D4828

John Broadley Wilson

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after George Sharples
mezzotint
NPG D4828

D4808

William Watts Wilkinson

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after and published by Edward Fancourt
mezzotint
NPG D4808

D31942

Pinson Bonham

by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by Robert Cribb & Son, probably after Georges Paul Eckstein
mezzotint, published 1817
NPG D31942

D8820

Sir Philip Francis

by and published by Thomas Goff Lupton, and published by William Cribb, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 4 June 1817
NPG D8820

D36815

Charles Kemble as Cromwell in Henry VIII

by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by William Cribb, after George Henry Harlow
mezzotint, published 1 February 1819
NPG D36815

D1820

Richard Earlom

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after Gilbert Stuart
mezzotint, published 1819
NPG D1820

D1821

Richard Earlom

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after Gilbert Stuart
mezzotint, published 1819
NPG D1821

D1822

Richard Earlom

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after Gilbert Stuart
mezzotint, published 1819
NPG D1822

D3807

Edward Parsons

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 1819
NPG D3807

D4362

James Thomas

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1819
NPG D4362

D4363

James Thomas

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1819
NPG D4363

D11171

George Colman the Younger

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after John Jackson
mezzotint, circa 1820-1830
NPG D11171

D19455

George Colman the Younger

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after John Jackson
mezzotint, circa 1820-1830
NPG D19455

D1901

William Farington

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint
NPG D1901

D4650

Joseph Shepherd Munden

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after George Clint
mezzotint, published 1 May 1822
NPG D4650

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