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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.

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5687

Charles Kemble

by Henry Perronet Briggs
oil on canvas, 1830s
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5687

1475

Sydney Smith

replica by Henry Perronet Briggs
oil on canvas, 1840 (1833)
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1475

3977

Sir George Cayley, 6th Bt

by Henry Perronet Briggs
oil on canvas, 1840
NPG 3977

1781

James Duffield Harding

by Henry Perronet Briggs
oil on canvas, circa 1840
NPG 1781

721

Sir Edward Codrington

by Henry Perronet Briggs
oil on panel, 1843
NPG 721

D2394

Edmund Goodwyn

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Henry Perronet Briggs
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D2394

D8389

Thomas Kerrich

by and published by Georg Siegmund Facius, after Henry Perronet Briggs
mezzotint, published 12 June 1815
NPG D8389

D14557

Edward Embry

by and published by Edward Scriven, after Henry Perronet Briggs
stipple and line engraving, published 18 August 1818
NPG D14557

D34593

William Goodbehere

by Henry Edward Dawe, published by Hurst, Robinson & Co, after Henry Perronet Briggs
mezzotint, published 13 September 1819
NPG D34593

D34594

William Goodbehere

by Henry Edward Dawe, after Henry Perronet Briggs
mezzotint, 1819
NPG D34594

D36279

Sophia Jane Dundas (nee Williamson), Countess of Zetland

by John Cochran, after Henry Perronet Briggs
stipple engraving, 1820s-1830s
NPG D36279

D7478

William Baker

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferte Joubert, after Henry Perronet Briggs
line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D7478

D7313

Sir Edward Hall Alderson

by William Skelton, published by William Johnstone White, after Henry Perronet Briggs
line engraving, published 1 September 1832
NPG D7313

D19073

Sir Edward Hall Alderson

by William Skelton, published by William Johnstone White, after Henry Perronet Briggs
line engraving, published 1 September 1832
NPG D19073

D7451

Sarah Austin (nee Taylor)

by (Isaac) Weld Taylor, after Henry Perronet Briggs
lithograph, published 1835
NPG D7451

D7833

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Bt

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Henry Perronet Briggs
stipple engraving, published 1835
NPG D7833

D36484

Anna Brownell Jameson (nee Murphy)

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, after Henry Perronet Briggs
lithograph, 1836
NPG D36484

D4937

James Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Baron Wharncliffe

by Francis Holl, after Henry Perronet Briggs
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D4937

D21874

Anna Brownell Jameson (nee Murphy)

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, after Henry Perronet Briggs
lithograph, 1836
NPG D21874

D34154

Charles Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham

by Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor, after Henry Perronet Briggs
lithograph, (1837)
NPG D34154