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Henry William Pickersgill (1782-1875), Portrait painter

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 108 portraits
Having worked initially in the silk trade, Henry Pickersgill enrolled at the Royal Academy schools in 1805 and began exhibiting there the following year. Pickersgill was for over sixty years a constant and prolific exhibitor at the Royal Academy, where nearly four hundred of his paintings were shown. He was elected an associate in 1822 and a royal academician in 1826. During his long career, he painted nearly all of the most celebrated people of his time. In 1856, Pickersgill became librarian of the Royal Academy, and held the post until his death.

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421

Matthew Gregory Lewis

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, engraved 1809
NPG 421

1495

George Crabbe

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1818-1819
NPG 1495

412

Hannah More

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, 1822
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 412

5701

Joseph Michael Gandy

by Henry William Pickersgill
pencil, probably exhibited 1822
NPG 5701

3796

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas
NPG 3796

417

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas
NPG 417

3807

John Poole

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, feigned oval, engraved 1827
NPG 3807

413

Jeremy Bentham

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, exhibited 1829
On display at British Academy, London
NPG 413

411

William Godwin

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1830
On display at Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere
NPG 411

1386

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Henry William Pickersgill
pencil, circa 1835
NPG 1386

5315

Sir John Conroy, 1st Bt

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, 1837
NPG 5315

938

Sir Richard Owen

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1845
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 938

410

George Stephenson

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1845
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 410

104

William Wordsworth

by and after Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1850
On display at Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere
NPG 104

D37205

Edward Lawford

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D37205

D11309

Sir James Affleck, Bt

by William Say, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, circa 1803-1834
NPG D11309

D32397

George Burder

by Henry Meyer, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1812
NPG D32397

D917

George Burder

by Henry Meyer, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1812
NPG D917