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Thomas Hudson (1701-1779), Portrait painter and art collector

Artist associated with 182 portraits
Hudson was a portrait painter, born in Devon. He trained under the successful portrait painter Jonathan Richardson, later marrying his daughter. He had many artistic friends including William Hogarth, Allan Ramsay and Francis Hayman. Hudson retained these connections, travelling to France, Holland and Flanders with Hogarth and Hayman in 1748 and to Italy with the sculptor Louis-François Roubiliac in 1752. Having established his own portrait-painting practice, Hudson became increasingly fashionable. As the number of commissions grew, he employed drapery painters to assist him. His many pupils included Joshua Reynolds and Joseph Wright of Derby.

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D38265

St Mary Magdalene

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D1896

Mrs Faber

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D1896

D1897

Mrs Faber

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D1897

D3120

Miss Hudson

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, circa 1730-1756
NPG D3120

D3121

Miss Hudson

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, circa 1730-1756
NPG D3121

D4197

Samuel Scott

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (circa 1731-1733)
NPG D4197

D4198

Samuel Scott

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (circa 1731-1733)
NPG D4198

D4758

Stephen Weston

by George White, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, 1731
NPG D4758

D4759

Stephen Weston

by George White, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, 1731
NPG D4759

D19462

Samuel Scott

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (circa 1731-1733)
NPG D19462

D1059

Francesco Bernardi ('Senesino')

by Alexander van Aken, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, published 1735
NPG D1059

D1835

Charles Erskine

by Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1737)
NPG D1835

D1836

Charles Erskine

by James Macardell, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1737)
NPG D1836

D1837

Charles Erskine

by Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1737)
NPG D1837

D1838

Charles Erskine

by Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1737)
NPG D1838

D33288

Henry Clarke

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1739)
NPG D33288

D1421

Henry Clarke

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1739)
NPG D1421

D1422

Henry Clarke

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1739)
NPG D1422

D1423

Henry Clarke

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1739)
NPG D1423

D38475

Richard ('Beau') Nash

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1740)
NPG D38475