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Rudolph Ackermann

(1764-1834), Publisher

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 51 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 water colourists and gave near permanent employment to Thomas Rowlandson for over thirty years.

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King Alfred ('The Great'), possibly by Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D23580

King Alfred ('The Great')

possibly by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching, early 19th century
NPG D23580

Henry of Lancaster ('Henry of Grosmont'), 1st Duke of Lancaster, published by Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D23912

Henry of Lancaster ('Henry of Grosmont'), 1st Duke of Lancaster

published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23912

Walter of Merton, Bishop of Rochester, published by Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D23972

Walter of Merton, Bishop of Rochester

published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23972

Walter de Stapledon, published for Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D23995

Walter de Stapledon

published for Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23995

William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich, published for Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D23998

William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich

published for Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23998

Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln, published for Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D24022

Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln

published for Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D24022

Thomas Tesdale, published by Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D26160

Thomas Tesdale

published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26160

James King, by and published by John Raphael Smith, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D36868

James King

by and published by John Raphael Smith, published by Rudolph Ackermann
mezzotint, published 1 February 1805
NPG D36868

Horatio Nelson, by Anthony Cardon, and by  John Girtin, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Thomas Uwins, after  Simon de Koster - NPG D38488

Horatio Nelson

by Anthony Cardon, and by John Girtin, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Thomas Uwins, after Simon de Koster
line and stipple engraving, published 24 December 1805
NPG D38488

Maria Caroline Duff (née Manners), by John Samuel Agar, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Richard Cosway - NPG D35774

Maria Caroline Duff (née Manners)

by John Samuel Agar, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 1807
NPG D35774

'Kings Bench Prison', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  Joseph Constantine Stadler, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D14358

'Kings Bench Prison'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by Joseph Constantine Stadler, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 December 1808
NPG D14358

'Fleet Prison', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  Joseph Constantine Stadler, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D15285

'Fleet Prison'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by Joseph Constantine Stadler, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 September 1808
NPG D15285

'British Institution (Pall Mall)', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D15343

'British Institution (Pall Mall)'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 April 1808
NPG D15343

'The Roman Catholic Chapel', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D15460

'The Roman Catholic Chapel'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 April 1808
NPG D15460

'Pantheon masquerade', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D14263

'Pantheon masquerade'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 March 1809
NPG D14263

'Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. Adelphi', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D14426

'Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. Adelphi'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 July 1809
NPG D14426

'Royal Circus', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D14433

'Royal Circus'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 May 1809
NPG D14433

'Sadlers Wells Theatre', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D15620

'Sadlers Wells Theatre'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 June 1809
NPG D15620

Princess Amelia, by John Samuel Agar, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Anne Mee (née Foldsone) - NPG D33324

Princess Amelia

by John Samuel Agar, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Anne Mee (née Foldsone)
stipple and line engraving, published 1810
NPG D33324

John Bigland, by William Ward, published by  William Sheardown, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, published by  Longman, Hurst & Co, after  John Raphael Smith - NPG D708

John Bigland

by William Ward, published by William Sheardown, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published by Longman, Hurst & Co, after John Raphael Smith
mezzotint, published 22 March 1811
NPG D708

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