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Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)

Artist associated with 10 portraits
Anton Raphael Mengs was an eminent German painter, active in Rome, Madrid and Saxony, who became one of the precursors to neo-classical painting. He received his earliest training in Dresden from his father, Ismael Mengs, a Danish painter. In 1741 Mengs accompanied his father to Rome, where his fresco painting of Parnassus at Villa Albani gained him a reputation as a master painter. In 1749 he was appointed painter to Frederick Augustus, Elector of Saxony, but continued to spend much of his time in Rome. Mengs earned a considerable reputation as a portraitist, painting many of the leading visitors to Rome. On two occasions he travelled to Spain to paint members of the family of the king, Charles III.

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Henry Benedict Maria Clement Stuart, Cardinal York

circle of Anton Raphael Mengs
oil on canvas, circa 1750
NPG 129

1803

Richard Wilson

by Edward Penny, after Anton Raphael Mengs
oil on canvas, (1752)
NPG 1803

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Richard Wilson

after Anton Raphael Mengs
oil on canvas, (1752)
NPG 1305

D37031

Richard Wilson

by William Bond, printed by Bell & Wright, published by Longman & Co, published by Josiah Taylor, published by William Bond, after Anton Raphael Mengs
stipple engraving, published 20 January 1812
NPG D37031

D37032

Richard Wilson

by and published by William Bond, published by Longman & Co, published by Josiah Taylor, after Anton Raphael Mengs
stipple engraving, published 20 January 1812
NPG D37032

D8593

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams

by Richard Rhodes, after Anton Raphael Mengs
line and stipple engraving, circa 1820
NPG D8593

D8595

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams

by Richard Rhodes, published by W. Walker, after Anton Raphael Mengs
line and stipple engraving, published 1 March 1820
NPG D8595

D8596

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams

by Richard Rhodes, published by W. Walker, after Anton Raphael Mengs
line and stipple engraving, published 1 March 1820
NPG D8596

D8594

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams

by Richard Rhodes, published by W. Walker, after Anton Raphael Mengs
line and stipple engraving, published 1 March 1820
NPG D8594