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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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Matthew Gregory Lewis, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 421

Matthew Gregory Lewis

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

George Crabbe, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 1495

George Crabbe

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

Hannah More, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 412

Hannah More

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

Joseph Michael Gandy, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 5701

Joseph Michael Gandy

by Henry William Pickersgill
pencil, probably exhibited 1822
NPG 5701

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 3796

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas
NPG 3796

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 417

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas
NPG 417

John Poole, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 3807

John Poole

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

Jeremy Bentham, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 413

Jeremy Bentham

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

William Godwin, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 411

William Godwin

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

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 1386

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Henry William Pickersgill
pencil, circa 1835
NPG 1386

Sir John Conroy, 1st Bt, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 5315

Sir John Conroy, 1st Bt

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, 1837
NPG 5315

Sir Richard Owen, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 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

George Stephenson, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 410

George Stephenson

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

William Wordsworth, by and after Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 104

William Wordsworth

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

Robert Ferguson, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36691

Robert Ferguson

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D36691

Robert Ferguson, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36692

Robert Ferguson

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D36692

Edward Lawford, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D37205

Edward Lawford

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

Sir James Affleck, Bt, by William Say, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D11309

Sir James Affleck, Bt

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

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