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John Giles Eccardt (active 1740-died 1779), Portrait painter

Artist associated with 20 portraits
John Giles Eccardt was born in Germany and is thought to have moved to England at an early age, possibly with the French portrait painter J.B. Van Loo. In London, he was assistant to Van Loo, but when his master left Britain in 1742, Eccardt and another assistant, Root, remained and set up for themselves. Working in partnership Eccardt and Root met with some success in the portrait business, Root painting the draperies and Eccardt the faces of the sitters who were attracted by the painters' continued use of Van Loo's style. Eccardt specialised in small-scale portraits, including at least twenty-six for his most important patron, Horace Walpole, painted between 1746 and 1754.

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Elizabeth Hamilton, Countess de Gramont

by John Giles Eccardt, after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1663)
NPG 20

626

Conyers Middleton

by John Giles Eccardt
oil on canvas, 1746
NPG 626

383

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams

attributed to John Giles Eccardt
oil on canvas, circa 1746
NPG 383

989

Thomas Gray

by John Giles Eccardt
oil on canvas, 1747-1748
On display at Strawberry Hill Trust, Twickenham, London, UK
NPG 989

5885

Richard Bentley

by John Giles Eccardt
oil on canvas, 1753
NPG 5885

D4872

Peg Woffington

by John Faber Jr, after John Giles Eccardt
mezzotint, 1745
NPG D4872

D4873

Peg Woffington

by John Faber Jr, after John Giles Eccardt
mezzotint, 1745
NPG D4873

D5070

Charles Leviez

by James Macardell, after John Giles Eccardt
mezzotint, 1750s-early 1760s
NPG D5070

D4971

Conyers Middleton

by John Faber Jr, after John Giles Eccardt
mezzotint, 1751 (1746)
NPG D4971

D5253

Conyers Middleton

by John Faber Jr, after John Giles Eccardt
mezzotint, 1751 (1746)
NPG D5253

D14055

Conyers Middleton

by George Vertue, after John Giles Eccardt
engraving, 1751 (1746)
NPG D14055

D19788

Thomas Gray

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after John Giles Eccardt
line engraving, 1753 (1747-1748)
NPG D19788

D42725

Richard Bentley

by James Heath, after John Giles Eccardt
line engraving, published 1 May 1798
On display at Strawberry Hill Trust, Twickenham, London, UK
NPG D42725

D14436

Richard Bentley

by James Heath, after John Giles Eccardt
line engraving, published 1798
NPG D14436

D5425

Horace Walpole

by William Greatbach, after John Giles Eccardt
stipple and line engraving, published 1857
NPG D5425

D38401

Conyers Middleton

by John Faber Jr, after John Giles Eccardt
mezzotint, 1751 (1746)
NPG D38401

D38402

Conyers Middleton

by John Faber Jr, after John Giles Eccardt
mezzotint, 1751 (1746)
NPG D38402

D18982

Horace Walpole

published by Silvester Harding, and published by Peter Brown, after John Giles Eccardt
stipple engraving, published 15 December 1798 (1754)
NPG D18982

D5638

Charles Churchill

by George Perfect Harding, after John Giles Eccardt
pencil, (1750)
NPG D5638