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James Green (1771-1834), Portrait painter

Artist associated with 17 portraits
James Green was initially apprenticed to Thomas Martyn, a draughtsman of natural history. When his apprenticeship expired, he entered the Royal Academy schools in 1791, where he attracted the notice of Sir Joshua Reynolds, and copied many of his pictures. In 1805, Green married Mary Byrne, also a portrait artist and miniaturist. He gradually attained a good reputation for his portraits in watercolour, and many of them were engraved and reproduced as prints. Green was a frequent exhibitor at the British Institution, where he showed mainly genre and subject pictures, and was also a member of the Associated Artists in Watercolours.

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4242

Edward Stanley

by James Green
oil on canvas, 1803
NPG 4242

1836

William Say

by James Green
oil on canvas, circa 1805-1810
NPG 1836

4225

Peter Nicholson

by James Green
oil on canvas, circa 1816
NPG 4225

2

Thomas Stothard

by James Green
oil on canvas, 1830
NPG 2

314

Sir John Ross

by James Green
oil on canvas, 1833
NPG 314

D16948

Francis Nicholson

by Maxim Gauci, after James Green
lithograph, early 19th century
NPG D16948

D34089

George Frederick Cooke in the Character of Iago

by James Ward, after James Green
mezzotint, published 1801
NPG D34089

D34090

George Frederick Cooke in the Character of Iago

by James Ward, after James Green
mezzotint, published 1801
NPG D34090

D6914

Mary Anne Talbot

by G. Scott, after James Green
stipple engraving, published 1804
NPG D6914

D6915

Mary Anne Talbot

by G. Scott, after James Green
stipple engraving, published 1804
NPG D6915

D35998

Samuel Horsley

by Henry Meyer, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after James Green
mezzotint, published 24 July 1813
NPG D35998

D11328

Benjamin West

by and published by William Say, after James Green
mezzotint, published 1818
NPG D11328

D31793

Sir Richard Birnie

by William Say, published by and after James Green
mezzotint, published 1819
NPG D31793

D11320

Sir Richard Birnie

by William Say, published by and after James Green
mezzotint, published 1819
NPG D11320

D18558

Unknown man

by R.P., after James Green
pencil, circa 1830
NPG D18558

D67

Patrick Colquhoun

by James Green
watercolour, 1794
NPG D67

D39528

John Buonarotti Papworth

by William Say, after James Green
mezzotint
NPG D39528

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