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Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), Publisher

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 50 portraits
Born in Saxony and trained as a carriage designer, Ackermann moved to London in 1783. From 1800 he was the leading publisher of colour-plate books, decorative prints and fashionable periodicals. He was a major patron of British artists, designers and watercolourists and gave near permanent employment to Thomas Rowlandson for over thirty years.

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Rudolph Ackermann

attributed to François Nicholas Mouchet
oil on canvas, 1810-1814
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6342