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John Lucas (1807-1874), Portrait painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 32 portraits
John Lucas, portrait painter, began his career as an apprentice to mezzotint engraver Samuel William Reynolds. When his tenure with Reynolds ended in the late 1820s, Lucas established a practice as a painter. He exhibited his first portrait at the Royal Academy in 1828 and thereafter gained fame as a fashionable society portraitist. Lucas often exhibited his works publicly, showing ninety-six portraits at the Royal Academy from 1828 to the time of his death.

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Robert Stephenson

by John Lucas
oil on canvas
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Mary Russell Mitford

by John Lucas, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
oil on millboard, feigned oval, circa 1853 (1824)
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John Ward

by George Raphael Ward, after John Lucas
mezzotint, after 1807
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Thomas Hardwicke

by Louis Haghe, printed by Day & Haghe, published by Treuttel, Wurtz & Co, published by Parbury & Allen, after John Lucas
lithograph, June 1831 (1828-1830)
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William Stanley Goddard

by Samuel Cousins, and by Henry Cousins, published by and after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 5 June 1832
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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by William Ward, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 1837
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Harriet (Canning), Marchioness of Clanricarde

by T.W. Knight, after John Lucas
stipple engraving, 1840
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Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by Samuel Cousins, and by Samuel Bellin, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 1840
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Thomas Dale

by William Overend Geller, after John Lucas
mezzotint, 1842
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Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen)

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Joseph Hogarth, after John Lucas
stipple engraving, published 1845
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Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen)

by James Thomson (Thompson), after John Lucas
stipple engraving, published 1845
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Robert Stephenson

by John Richardson Jackson, published by Henry Graves & Co, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 1 March 1846
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Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by James Thomson (Thompson), after John Lucas
stipple engraving, circa 1847
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Sir John Barrow, 1st Bt

by George Thomas Payne, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 1847
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Sir John Barrow, 1st Bt

by George Thomas Payne, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 27 May 1847
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George Stephenson

by Thomas Lewis Atkinson, after John Lucas
mixed-method engraving, published 1849
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John Fitzgibbon, 2nd Earl of Clare

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 1852
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