Henry Perronet Briggs (1791-1844), Antiquary and subject painter
Artist associated with 54 portraits
In 1811, Durham-born Briggs moved to London to train in the Royal Academy Schools. From 1813 he settled for a while in Cambridge, working as a portrait painter for the University colleges. Returning to London, Briggs forged a career as a historical painter, working in the style of Reynolds. For the final ten years of his life, however, he returned to portrait painting. From 1814 until his death, he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and at the British Institution.
by John Cochran, after Henry Perronet Briggs
stipple engraving, 1820s-1830s
by Francis Holl, after Henry Perronet Briggs
stipple engraving, published 1836