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William Derby (1786-1847), Watercolour and miniature painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 132 portraits
William Derby studied drawing with the landscape painter Joseph Barber. He moved to London in 1808, where he painted portraits in oils and watercolour, and miniatures. In 1825, he took over the copying of images for Edmund Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain from William Hilton; these were completed in 1834. Derby was commissioned by the Earl of Derby to make a series of watercolour drawings of the portraits of his ancestors from the reign of Henry VII onward, which were scattered around the country. William Derby exhibited many paintings, mainly portraits, at the Royal Academy between 1811 and 1837, and also exhibited at the Society of British Artists.

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2424

James Smith Stanley, Lord Strange

by William Derby, after Thomas Hudson
watercolour and pencil, (circa 1749)
NPG 2424

D28420

'James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby and Charlotte, Countess of Derby'

by John Henry Robinson, after William Derby, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, early to mid 19th century
NPG D28420

D33158

King George III

by Thomas Illman, printed and published by E. Cartwright & Co, after William Derby
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D33158

D35845

Rowland Hill

by Samuel Freeman, after William Derby
stipple engraving, 1820s-1830s
NPG D35845

D36478

John Angell James

by Robert Cooper, published by and after William Derby
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1820
NPG D36478

D38237

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

by Robert Cooper, published by Harding, Mavor & Lepard, after William Derby
stipple engraving, published 24 December 1823
NPG D38237

D1056

Jeremy Bentham

by James Thomson (Thompson), after William Derby
stipple engraving, published 1823
NPG D1056

D11263

Olinthus Gilbert Gregory

by Thomson, after William Derby
stipple engraving, published 1823
NPG D11263

D34216

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

by Robert Cooper, after William Derby, after Gerrit van Honthorst
stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D34216

D34217

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

by Robert Cooper, after William Derby, after Gerrit van Honthorst
stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D34217

D34641

George Goring, Baron Goring

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1824 (circa 1635-1640)
NPG D34641

D35701

Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after William Derby
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1824
NPG D35701

D36349

called Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey)

by Robert Cooper, published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after William Derby
stipple and line engraving, published 1 July 1824
NPG D36349

D27033

Montague Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey

by Robert Cooper, published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple and line engraving, published 1 June 1825
NPG D27033

D35842

Rowland Hill

by Samuel Freeman, published by Thomas Tegg, after William Derby
stipple engraving, published 2 May 1825
NPG D35842

D35843

Rowland Hill

by Samuel Freeman, published by Thomas Tegg, after William Derby
stipple engraving, published 2 May 1825
NPG D35843

D35990

Ralph Hopton, 1st Baron Hopton of Stratton

by George Parker, published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1825
NPG D35990

D35991

Ralph Hopton, 1st Baron Hopton of Stratton

by George Parker, published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1825
NPG D35991

D36207

Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt

by James Thomson (Thompson), printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after William Derby, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, published 1 July 1825
NPG D36207

D36324

Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk

by Samuel Freeman, published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after William Derby, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1825
NPG D36324

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