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Thomas Hill

(1661-1734), Portrait painter

Artist associated with 29 portraits
Thomas Hill was trained to draw by the elder William Faithorne, foremost portrait engraver of his day, and he studied painting under the Dutch history painter Dirk Freres. He worked as a portrait painter from around 1694, living in London but travelling around the country to paint his sitters. Many of Hill's commissions were engraved, including several portraits of bishops, including Philip Bisse, Bishop of Hereford, George Hooper, Bishop of Bath and Wells, and William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Humphrey Wanley, by Thomas Hill - NPG 579

Humphrey Wanley

by Thomas Hill
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1717
NPG 579

William Wake, by Thomas Hill - NPG 22

William Wake

by Thomas Hill
oil on canvas, circa 1725
NPG 22

Godard van Reede-Ginckel, 1st Earl of Athlone, by Robert Williams, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D565

Godard van Reede-Ginckel, 1st Earl of Athlone

by Robert Williams, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1690-1691
NPG D565

Godard van Reede-Ginckel, 1st Earl of Athlone, by Robert Williams, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D566

Godard van Reede-Ginckel, 1st Earl of Athlone

by Robert Williams, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1690-1691
NPG D566

Sir Henry Goodricke, 2nd Bt, by John Smith, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D12031

Sir Henry Goodricke, 2nd Bt

by John Smith, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1695
NPG D12031

Mrs Cross, by John Smith, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D1606

Mrs Cross

by John Smith, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, circa 1700
NPG D1606

Mrs Cross, by and published by John Smith, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D11614

Mrs Cross

by and published by John Smith, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1700
NPG D11614

Sir John Crispe, 3rd Bt, by John Smith, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D1537

Sir John Crispe, 3rd Bt

by John Smith, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1705
NPG D1537

Sir John Crispe, 3rd Bt, by John Smith, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D11650

Sir John Crispe, 3rd Bt

by John Smith, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1705
NPG D11650

Catherine Wilkinson, by John Smith, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D4805

Catherine Wilkinson

by John Smith, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1706
NPG D4805

Thomas Bisse, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D27459

Thomas Bisse

by George Vertue, after Thomas Hill
line engraving, 1718
NPG D27459

Humphrey Wanley, by and published by John Smith, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D38529

Humphrey Wanley

by and published by John Smith, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1718 (1717)
NPG D38529

Humphrey Wanley, by and published by John Smith, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D4621

Humphrey Wanley

by and published by John Smith, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1718 (1717)
NPG D4621

Humphrey Wanley, by and published by John Smith, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D4622

Humphrey Wanley

by and published by John Smith, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1718 (1717)
NPG D4622

Thomas Bisse, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D10993

Thomas Bisse

by George Vertue, after Thomas Hill
line engraving, 1718
NPG D10993

Humphrey Wanley, by and published by John Smith, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D11665

Humphrey Wanley

by and published by John Smith, after Thomas Hill
mezzotint, 1718 (1717)
NPG D11665

Philip Bisse, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D31450

Philip Bisse

by George Vertue, after Thomas Hill
line engraving, (1719)
NPG D31450

Philip Bisse, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Hill - NPG D31451

Philip Bisse

by George Vertue, after Thomas Hill
line engraving, (1719)
NPG D31451

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