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Gerard Vandergucht (1696 or 1697-1776), Engraver and art dealer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 28 portraits
Gerard Van der Gucht, engraver and art dealer, was the son of the engraver Michael Van der Gucht. Taught to engrave by his father, he studied drawing under Louis Chéron and at the Great Queen Street Academy. He is credited with being the first English-born engraver to imitate successfully the French style of blending etching with engraving in order to combine the advantages of free drawing with engraved detail and tonal gradation. Van der Gucht worked for various printsellers and booksellers until his father's death in 1725, when he took over his business. For the next twenty-five years, he was a leading engraver and publisher of history prints, antiquities and decorative subjects.

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D24046

Sir John Fortescue

by Gerard Vandergucht
line engraving, probably 18th century
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D28725

Oliver Cromwell

by Gerard Vandergucht, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28725

D29593

Edward Lake

by Gerard Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D29593

D27487

Archibald Cockburn

by Gerard Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27487

D27488

Archibald Cockburn

by Gerard Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27488

D31493

Jeremy Collier

by Gerard Vandergucht
line engraving, published 1708
NPG D31493

D31494

Jeremy Collier

by Gerard Vandergucht
line engraving, published 1708
NPG D31494

D3284

John Hughes

by Gerard Vandergucht, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1718)
NPG D3284

D29803

Sir Leoline Jenkins

by Gerard Vandergucht, after Herbert Tuer
line engraving, published 1724
NPG D29803

D30909

Simon Patrick

by Gerard Vandergucht, possibly after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1727
NPG D30909

D15158

Simon Patrick

by Gerard Vandergucht, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1727
NPG D15158

D27595

John Bernardi

by Gerard Vandergucht, after W. Cooper
line engraving, published 1729
NPG D27595

D25485

William Shakespeare

by Gerard Vandergucht
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
NPG D25485

D18802

James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby

by Gerard Vandergucht, after Hamlet Winstanley
etching, 1734
NPG D18802

D27578

John Hughes

by Gerard Vandergucht, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1735 (1718)
NPG D27578

D27479

Benjamin Newton

by Gerard Vandergucht
line engraving, published 1736
NPG D27479

D23506

John Barber

by Gerard Vandergucht, after Bartholomew Dandridge
line engraving, (1737)
NPG D23506

D27835

Arthur Johnston

by Gerard Vandergucht, after John Michael Rysbrack
line engraving, 1740
NPG D27835

D33974

Nicholas Saunderson

by Gerard Vandergucht, after John Vanderbank
line engraving, published 1740 (1718)
NPG D33974

D3305

Charles Jervas

by Gerard Vandergucht
etching, published 1740
NPG D3305