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Samuel De Wilde (1751-1832), Portrait painter

Artist associated with 60 portraits
De Wilde studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1769. He became well known for his theatrical portraits, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1792 until 1821. His career in theatrical portraiture began when he was employed by John Bell as portraitist for his publication British Theatre, a series that ran from 1791 until 1795. De Wilde provided ninety-three pictures for the series, by which time his reputation had been established. Many actors and actresses came to sit to him and his theatrical portraits adorned numerous publications, including the Monthly Mirror, John Cawthorn's Minor British Theatre and William Oxberry's New English Drama.

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James Neild

by Samuel De Wilde
oil on panel, 1804
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D18983

William Thomas Lewis

possibly by Jean Conde, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published circa 1791
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D41913

Elizabeth Whitlock (nee Kemble)

by Philipp Audinet, published by John Bell, after Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured etching, published 6 October 1792
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D7511

John Bannister as Gradias in Mrs Cowley's 'Who's the Dupe'

by Edward Bell, after Samuel De Wilde
mezzotint, published 1794
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D3810

William Parsons

by Edward Bell, published by Peter Brown, published by John (Paul) Manson, after Samuel De Wilde
mezzotint, published 1 January 1796
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D7509

John Bannister as Scout and William Parsons as Sheeplace in 'The Village Lawyer'

by John Raphael Smith, after Samuel De Wilde
mezzotint, published 1796
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D19705

Samuel Laman Blanchard?

by Samuel De Wilde
watercolour, circa 1800-1825
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D11161

Unknown man

possibly after Samuel De Wilde
watercolour, 19th century
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D25400

Sir Thomas Scott

by and published by Samuel De Wilde
etching, published 4 August 1803
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D5925

Sir Thomas Scott

by and published by Samuel De Wilde
etching, published 4 August 1803
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D2820

Joseph Grimaldi

published by Samuel De Wilde
etching, published 14 February 1807
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D5572

John Quick

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Mathews & Leigh, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1807
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D7720

Thomas Gilliland

by Thomas Cheesman, published by C. Chapple, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1807
NPG D7720

D8750

James Winston

by Thomas Cheesman, published by C. Chapple, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1807
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D8751

James Winston

by Thomas Cheesman, published by C. Chapple, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1807
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D9301

William Dowton

by Thomas Charles Wageman, after Samuel De Wilde
coloured etching, published 1 May 1808
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D34091

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Archy MacSarcasm in 'Love a la Mode' by Charles Macklin

by Richard Woodman, published by John Cawthorn, after Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1808 (1806)
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D34092

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Archy MacSarcasm in 'Love a la Mode' by Charles Macklin

by Richard Woodman, published by John Cawthorn, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1808 (1806)
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D34093

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Pertinax MacSycophant in Charles Macklin's 'Man of the World'

by Richard Woodman, published by John Cawthorn, after Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1808 (1806)
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D34094

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Pertinax MacSycophant in Charles Macklin's 'Man of the World'

by Richard Woodman, published by John Cawthorn, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1808 (1806)
NPG D34094