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Richard Houston

(1721 or 1722-1775), Engraver

Artist associated with 188 portraits
Dublin-born Richard Houston was apprenticed to John Brooks as a draughtsman and mezzotint-engraver and he studied drawing at the Dublin Society Schools. He moved with Brooks to London in 1746 and established himself as an independent printmaker and publisher. Although he produced some good work, Houston was unable to sustain his independent status. He spent the rest of his career working for other printsellers including Robert Sayer.

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John Bunyan, by Richard Houston, after  Thomas Sadler - NPG D914

John Bunyan

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Sadler
mezzotint, (1685)
NPG D914

John Bunyan, by Richard Houston, after  Thomas Sadler - NPG D915

John Bunyan

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Sadler
mezzotint, (1685)
NPG D915

John Bunyan, by Richard Houston, after  Thomas Sadler - NPG D916

John Bunyan

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Sadler
mezzotint, (1685)
NPG D916

Desiderius Erasmus, by Richard Houston, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24296

Desiderius Erasmus

by Richard Houston, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, probably 18th century
NPG D24296

John Wycliffe, by Richard Houston - NPG D24006

John Wycliffe

by Richard Houston
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D24006

Desiderius Erasmus, by Richard Houston - NPG D24293

Desiderius Erasmus

by Richard Houston
mezzotint, probably mid to late 18th century
NPG D24293

Queen Elizabeth I, by Richard Houston, after  Isaac Oliver - NPG D25455

Queen Elizabeth I

by Richard Houston, after Isaac Oliver
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D25455

Mrs Brooks, by Richard Houston, printed for  Carington Bowles, after  Thomas Worlidge - NPG D32190

Mrs Brooks

by Richard Houston, printed for Carington Bowles, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D32190

Mrs Brooks, by Richard Houston, after  Thomas Worlidge - NPG D1115

Mrs Brooks

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D1115

Samuel Greatheed, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D2485

Samuel Greatheed

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D2485

Samuel Greatheed, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D2487

Samuel Greatheed

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D2487

Queen Elizabeth I, by Richard Houston, printed for  Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for  Henry Parker, after  Isaac Oliver - NPG D9362

Queen Elizabeth I

by Richard Houston, printed for Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for Henry Parker, after Isaac Oliver
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D9362

Queen Elizabeth I, by Richard Houston, after  Isaac Oliver - NPG D9363

Queen Elizabeth I

by Richard Houston, after Isaac Oliver
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D9363

Richard Mead, by Richard Houston, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D38350

Richard Mead

by Richard Houston, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, (1747)
NPG D38350

King Henry VIII, by Richard Houston, published by  Elizabeth Bakewell, published by  Henry Parker - NPG D33367

King Henry VIII

by Richard Houston, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, published by Henry Parker
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
NPG D33367

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry, by Richard Houston, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D34175

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry

by Richard Houston, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, 1750s-1760s
NPG D34175

Anthony Maddox, by Richard Houston, sold by  John Smith of Cheapside, sold by  Robert Sayer, after  Thomas King - NPG D38143

Anthony Maddox

by Richard Houston, sold by John Smith of Cheapside, sold by Robert Sayer, after Thomas King
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D38143

Kitty Fisher, by Richard Houston, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1952

Kitty Fisher

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D1952

Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland, by Richard Houston, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3741

Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D3741

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