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John Francis Rigaud (1742-1810), Painter

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 8 portraits
John Francis Rigaud was a painter of portraits, history and decorative pieces. Born in Italy of French descent, he was mainly active in England. He trained in his native Turin as well as Florence and Bologna and moved to London in 1771. Rigaud's major patron was Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford, for whom he decorated the Pompeian Gallery at Packington Hall, Warwickshire, in 1787. He was a member of the art academies in Bologna and London.

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Agostino Carlini; Francesco Bartolozzi; Giovanni Battista Cipriani

by John Francis Rigaud
oil on canvas, 1777
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3186

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Sir William Chambers; Joseph Wilton; Sir Joshua Reynolds

by John Francis Rigaud
oil on canvas, 1782
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 987

D37979

George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave

by Richard Earlom, after John Francis Rigaud
mezzotint, circa 1784-1789
NPG D37979

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George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave

by Richard Earlom, after John Francis Rigaud
mezzotint, circa 1784-1789
NPG D37980

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George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave

by Richard Earlom, after John Francis Rigaud
mezzotint, circa 1784-1789
NPG D4614

D36252

John Yenn

by John Keyse Sherwin, published by John Yenn, after John Francis Rigaud
engraving, published 15 June 1785
NPG D36252

D5336

Horatio Nelson

by Robert Shipster, after John Francis Rigaud
stipple engraving, published 14 August 1797 (1781)
NPG D5336

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Horatio Nelson

by Robert Shipster, after John Francis Rigaud
stipple engraving, published 1797 (1786)
NPG D5339