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Joseph Highmore (1692-1780), Painter

Artist associated with 54 portraits
Joseph Highmore trained initially as a lawyer, however he was determined to pursue a career as an artist. He attended classes in Sir Godfrey Kneller's academy and in 1715 he established a portrait-painting practice. In his early work, Highmore adapted Kneller's style of portraiture. His later style was influenced by French Rococo artists, such as Philippe Mercier and Hubert Gravelot, who were established in London during the 1730s and 1740s.

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6142

David Le Marchand

by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, circa 1723
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6142

1977

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, 1740
On display in the Drawing Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1977

5743

Thomas Ripley

by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, 1746
On display on Floor 1: East Landing at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 5743

161

Samuel Richardson

by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, circa 1747
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 161

572

Henry Stebbing

by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, 1757
NPG 572

D4165

Anthony Sayer

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, early-mid 18th century
NPG D4165

D27485

John Gale

by George Vertue, after Joseph Highmore
line engraving, published 1726
NPG D27485

D7913

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1727 or after
NPG D7913

D7914

Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1727 or after
NPG D7914

D11644

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

by and published by John Smith, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1729
NPG D11644

D9211

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D9211

D34034

Probably Jane Collier

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D34034

D2094

Probably Jane Collier

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D2094

D7909

King George II

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1730s
NPG D7909

D7910

King George II

by John Faber Jr, printed for Thomas Bowles Jr, printed for John Bowles, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1730s
NPG D7910

D8859

Edward Young

by Louis Philippe Boitard, after Joseph Highmore
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D8859

D7937

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, circa 1731-1734 (circa 1730)
NPG D7937

D4688

Sir James Thornhill

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1732
NPG D4688