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Artist associated with 2 portraits
Prince Charles Edward Stuart
attributed to Thomas Pingo Jrbronze medal, circa 1745-1750NPG 1052
George Anson, 1st Baron Anson
by and published by Charles Bestland, after Thomas Pingo Jrstipple engraving, published 1 June 1803 (circa 1768)NPG D7067
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Thomas Pingo: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (see sources at end). The NPG has an engraving of this person's father (see below) in its collections. Thomas Pingo (1714–1776) was an English medallist and die engraver. He worked for the Royal Mint in London. Originally thought to have come from Italy in 1742, and born there in 1692, he was in fact the son of Thomas Pingo Sr (1688 – after 1743, engraving with NPG) of Plumbtree Court, London. The Pingo family first appeared in London in the 1650s in the Parish of St Martins in the Fields. His subjects included Charles Edward Stuart (Bonny Prince Charlie) and King George III of Great Britain. His was appointed Assistant Engraver at the Mint in 1771. His sons Lewis Pingo (1743–1830) and John Pingo also became noted medallists, Lewis succeeding his father as the Mint's Assistant Engraver in 1776. Another son, Benjamin Pingo (1749–94), was Rouge Dragon Pursuivant (1780-1786) and York Herald (1786-1794) in the College of Arms. References Lee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Pingo, Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography 45. London: Smith, Elder & Co. L. Forrer, Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, Volume IV, London 1909, p. 555-560. L. Forrer, Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, Volume VIII, London 1930, p. 135-136 Christopher Eimer, The Pingo Family, British Art Medal Trust, London 1998, p.12-17.
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