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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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Mary Russell Mitford, by John Lucas, after  Benjamin Robert Haydon - NPG 404

Mary Russell Mitford

by John Lucas, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
oil on millboard, feigned oval, circa 1853 (1824)
NPG 404

Robert Stephenson, by John Lucas - NPG 5792

Robert Stephenson

by John Lucas
oil on canvas
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5792

John Ward, by George Raphael Ward, after  John Lucas - NPG D37485

John Ward

by George Raphael Ward, after John Lucas
mezzotint, after 1807
NPG D37485

William Ormsby-Gore, after John Lucas - NPG D34640

William Ormsby-Gore

after John Lucas
mezzotint, mid 19th century
NPG D34640

Thomas Hardwicke, by Louis Haghe, printed by  Day & Haghe, published by  Treuttel, Würtz & Co, published by  Parbury & Allen, after  John Lucas - NPG D35421

Thomas Hardwicke

by Louis Haghe, printed by Day & Haghe, published by Treuttel, Würtz & Co, published by Parbury & Allen, after John Lucas
lithograph, June 1831 (1828-1830)
NPG D35421

William Stanley Goddard, by Samuel Cousins, and by  Henry Cousins, published by and after  John Lucas - NPG D34581

William Stanley Goddard

by Samuel Cousins, and by Henry Cousins, published by and after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 5 June 1832
NPG D34581

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, by William Ward, after  John Lucas - NPG D32543

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by William Ward, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 1837
NPG D32543

Harriet (née Canning), Marchioness of Clanricarde, by T.W. Knight, after  John Lucas - NPG D33263

Harriet (née Canning), Marchioness of Clanricarde

by T.W. Knight, after John Lucas
stipple engraving, 1840
NPG D33263

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by Samuel Cousins, and by  Samuel Bellin, after  John Lucas - NPG D33747

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by Samuel Cousins, and by Samuel Bellin, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 1840
NPG D33747

Emily Harriet Stanhope (née Kerrison), Countess Stanhope, by William Holl Jr, and by  Francis Holl, printed by  McQueen (Macqueen), after  John Lucas - NPG D41858

Emily Harriet Stanhope (née Kerrison), Countess Stanhope

by William Holl Jr, and by Francis Holl, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after John Lucas
stipple and line engraving, published April 1840
NPG D41858

Thomas Dale, by William Overend Geller, after  John Lucas - NPG D34494

Thomas Dale

by William Overend Geller, after John Lucas
mezzotint, 1842
NPG D34494

Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen), by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  Joseph Hogarth, after  John Lucas - NPG D33556

Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen)

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Joseph Hogarth, after John Lucas
stipple engraving, published 1845
NPG D33556

Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen), by James Thomson (Thompson), after  John Lucas - NPG D10855

Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen)

by James Thomson (Thompson), after John Lucas
stipple engraving, published 1845
NPG D10855

Robert Stephenson, by John Richardson Jackson, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  John Lucas - NPG D9168

Robert Stephenson

by John Richardson Jackson, published by Henry Graves & Co, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 1 March 1846
NPG D9168

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  John Lucas - NPG D33809

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by James Thomson (Thompson), after John Lucas
stipple engraving, circa 1847
NPG D33809

Sir John Barrow, 1st Bt, by George Thomas Payne, after  John Lucas - NPG D649

Sir John Barrow, 1st Bt

by George Thomas Payne, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 1847
NPG D649

Sir John Barrow, 1st Bt, by George Thomas Payne, after  John Lucas - NPG D19840

Sir John Barrow, 1st Bt

by George Thomas Payne, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 27 May 1847
NPG D19840

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