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Sir Robert Strange (1721-1792), Line engraver

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 25 portraits
Strange studied art for six years in Edinburgh, under Richard Cooper. He fought with the Jacobites in the civil wars after which he escaped to France and completed his studies in Paris under engraver J.P. Le Bas. Strange returned to London in 1751, where he established himself as one of the country's pre-eminent engravers. In the 1760s, he spent four years working in Italy, during which time he was elected a member of the academies of Rome, Florence, Bologna, Parma and Paris. During his career, Strange made over eighty engravings after van Dyck, Correggio, Titian, Rosa, Raphael and others. In 1787 he was knighted by George III, the only engraver to receive such an honour in the eighteenth century.

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D25146

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

possibly by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D25146

D26447

The Three Eldest Children of King Charles I; King Charles II, Mary, Princess of Orange and King James II

by Sir Robert Strange, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century (1635)
NPG D26447

D34706

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

probably after Sir Robert Strange
mezzotint, (1745)
NPG D34706

D6562

William Harper

by Sir Robert Strange, after William Denune
mezzotint, (1745)
NPG D6562

D9085

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D9085

D10746

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D10746

D10747

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D10747

D10748

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D10748

D10749

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D10749

D3357

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D3357

D32118

Three Eldest Children of Charles I

by Sir Robert Strange, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1750s-1780s (1635)
NPG D32118

D16324

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Sir Robert Strange, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1757
NPG D16324

D16325

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Sir Robert Strange, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1757
NPG D16325

D16326

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Sir Robert Strange, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1757
NPG D16326

D28912

Robert Leighton

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, published 1758
NPG D28912

D35276

William Hamilton of Bangour

by Sir Robert Strange, after Gavin Hamilton
line engraving, 1760
NPG D35276

D31970

King Charles I

by Sir Robert Strange, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1770 (1636)
NPG D31970

D6876

Sir Robert Strange

by Sir Robert Strange, after Jean Baptiste Greuze
etching, 1791
NPG D6876

D10742

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by John Chapman, after Sir Robert Strange
stipple engraving, published 1798 (1745)
NPG D10742

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