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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 - NPG 877

John Flaxman

by Guy Head
oil on canvas, 1792
NPG 877

Horatio Nelson, by Guy Head - NPG 5101

Horatio Nelson

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

Danaë, by Henry Bone, probably after  Guy Head, after  Titian - NPG D17415

Danaë

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 - NPG D17416

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 - NPG D17527

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 - NPG D17417

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

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Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex

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

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John Disney

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

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