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Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729), Dramatist and essayist

Sitter in 33 portraits
Dramatist, essayist and Whig politician; noted for his periodical essays in The Tatler 1709-11, The Spectator 1711-12 and various political papers. A prominent member of the Kit-cat Club.

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3227

Sir Richard Steele

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1711
On display in Room 9 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3227

5067

Sir Richard Steele

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, 1712
NPG 5067

160

Sir Richard Steele

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, 1712
NPG 160

1506a

Sir Richard Steele

by Unknown artist
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, circa 1720
NPG 1506a

D42156

Sir Richard Steele

after Sir James Thornhill
mezzotint, 18th century
NPG D42156

D4299

Sir Richard Steele

by and published by John Simon, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1710-1740
NPG D4299

D14964

Sir Richard Steele

by John Sturt, published by John Bowles, after Bernard Lens (II)
line engraving, published 1710
NPG D14964

D42161

Sir Richard Steele

sold by John Bowles, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1711)
NPG D42161

D4297

Sir Richard Steele

by John Simon, sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1712-1713 (1711)
NPG D4297

D11511

Sir Richard Steele

by John Simon, sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1712-1713 (1711)
NPG D11511

D27589

Sir Richard Steele

by and sold by John Smith, after Jonathan Richardson
mezzotint, 1713 (1712)
NPG D27589

D42159

Sir Richard Steele

by and sold by John Smith, after Jonathan Richardson
mezzotint, 1713 (1712)
NPG D42159

D6841

Sir Richard Steele

by and sold by John Smith, after Jonathan Richardson
mezzotint, 1713 (1712)
NPG D6841

D11510

Sir Richard Steele

by and sold by John Smith, after Jonathan Richardson
mezzotint, 1713 (1712)
NPG D11510

D27586

Sir Richard Steele

by George Vertue, after Sir James Thornhill
line engraving, 1714
NPG D27586

D18160

Sir Richard Steele

by George Vertue, after Sir James Thornhill
line engraving, 1714
NPG D18160

D33123

Sir Richard Steele

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1733 (1711)
NPG D33123

D14963

Sir Richard Steele

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1733 (1711)
NPG D14963

D27587

Sir Richard Steele

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1748
NPG D27587

D20043

Sir Richard Steele

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1748
NPG D20043

D27588

Sir Richard Steele

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D27588

D19021

Sir Richard Steele

published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1711 or 1712)
NPG D19021

D42157

Sir Richard Steele

by John Simon, sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1712-1713 (1711)
NPG D42157

D19535

Sir Richard Steele

by and published by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1712-1713 (1711)
NPG D19535

D18744

Sir Richard Steele

after Jonathan Richardson
mezzotint, (1712)
NPG D18744

D4477

Sir Richard Steele

by John Smith, after Jonathan Richardson
mezzotint, 1713 (1712)
NPG D4477

D20120

Sir Richard Steele

by and sold by John Smith, after Jonathan Richardson
mezzotint, 1713 (1712)
NPG D20120

D19017

Sir Richard Steele

by George Vertue, after Sir James Thornhill
line engraving, 1714
NPG D19017

D6634

Sir Richard Steele

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
pencil, 1730
NPG D6634

D42158

Sir Richard Steele

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1733 (1711)
NPG D42158

D4298

Sir Richard Steele

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1733 (1711)
NPG D4298

D20317

Sir Richard Steele

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1733 (1711)
NPG D20317

D42160

Sir Richard Steele

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1748
NPG D42160

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