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Charles Grignion (1753-1804), History and portrait painter

Artist associated with 9 portraits
Charles Grignion studied in Paris under J.P. Le Bas and then at Gravelot's drawing school in Covent Garden, alongside Thomas Gainsborough, after which he developed a career as a historical engraver and book illustrator. In 1746, Grignion engraved Hogarth's portrait of David Garrick as Richard III, and later he worked on the second plate of Hogarth's 1754 Election series. He also engraved the earliest record of a cricket match, published in the General Advertiser in 1748. Grignion continued working until he was in his late eighties, but died in poverty.

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4314

Joseph Wilton

attributed to Charles Grignion
chalk, circa 1771
NPG 4314

2149

George Farmer

by Charles Grignion
oil on canvas, 1778
NPG 2149

D3203

Emma, Lady Hamilton

by Vincenzo Aloja, after Charles Grignion
etching, late 18th century
NPG D3203

D1566

William Coxe

by William Pether, after Charles Grignion
mezzotint, (1784-1786)
NPG D1566

D1567

William Coxe

by John Young, after Charles Grignion
mezzotint, (1784-1786)
NPG D1567

D35271

Sir William Hamilton

by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Charles Grignion, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
stipple engraving, published 27 March 1817
NPG D35271

D14099

Sir William Hamilton

by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Charles Grignion, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
stipple engraving, published 27 March 1817
NPG D14099

D36652

George Farmer

by John Murphy, published by John Boydell, after Charles Grignion
mezzotint, published 1780 (1778)
NPG D36652

D39581

Sir Richard Pearson

by James Watson, published by John Boydell, after Charles Grignion
mezzotint, published 1 November 1780
NPG D39581