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Guy Head (1753-1800)

Artist associated with 9 portraits
Guy Head enrolled at the Royal Academy schools in 1778, and over the next few years he exhibited a variety of works in London. In 1785, Head moved to Amsterdam where he painted portraits for the Hope family of merchants; he subsequently moved to Italy. In 1787, Head was elected to the academy at Florence and the following year he settled in Rome. He stayed for eleven years, establishing a successful portrait and history painting practice.

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John Flaxman

by Guy Head
oil on canvas, 1792
NPG 877


Horatio Nelson

by Guy Head
oil on canvas, 1798-1799
On display at British Academy, London
NPG 5101



by Henry Bone, probably after Guy Head, after Titian
pencil, pen and ink, 1802 (1545-1546)
NPG D17415


Venus of Urbino

by Henry Bone, probably after Guy Head, after Titian
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1802 (1538)
NPG D17416


Henry Philip Hope

by Henry Bone, probably after Guy Head
pencil and ink drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1802
NPG D17527


Mary Magdalene

by Henry Bone, probably after Guy Head, after Guido Reni
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, July 1811 (mid 1630s)
NPG D17417


Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex

by and published by Anthony Cardon, after Guy Head
stipple engraving, published 15 April 1801 (1798)
NPG D20331


John Disney

by James Basire, after Guy Head
line engraving, 1810 (1800)
NPG D8486

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