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Thomas Watson

(1750-1781), Engraver

Artist associated with 56 portraits
Thomas Watson was an accomplished mezzotint and stipple engraver who engraved portraits after originals by artists such as Sir Godfrey Kneller, Sir Joshua Reynolds and others. He exhibited his work at Spring Gardens in 1775.

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Sir William Wallace, after Thomas Watson - NPG D24051

Sir William Wallace

after Thomas Watson
mezzotint, published 1757
NPG D24051

Sir William Wallace, after Thomas Watson - NPG D38010

Sir William Wallace

after Thomas Watson
mezzotint, published 1757
NPG D38010

Sir William Wallace, after Thomas Watson - NPG D18738

Sir William Wallace

after Thomas Watson
mezzotint, published 1757
NPG D18738

John Pelling, by Thomas Watson, after  Unknown artist - NPG D3838

John Pelling

by Thomas Watson, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1765-1781
NPG D3838

John Biddulph, by Thomas Watson, after  Antonio Poggi - NPG D31760

John Biddulph

by Thomas Watson, after Antonio Poggi
mezzotint, 1770s
NPG D31760

John Biddulph, by Thomas Watson, after  Antonio Poggi - NPG D31761

John Biddulph

by Thomas Watson, after Antonio Poggi
mezzotint, 1770s
NPG D31761

Mary (née Hill), Lady Broughton-Delves, by Thomas Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D32212

Mary (née Hill), Lady Broughton-Delves

by Thomas Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D32212

Mary (née Hill), Lady Broughton-Delves, by Thomas Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D32367

Mary (née Hill), Lady Broughton-Delves

by Thomas Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D32367

Miss Kennedy (probably Polly Kennedy (Polly Jones)), by Thomas Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D21299

Miss Kennedy (probably Polly Kennedy (Polly Jones))

by Thomas Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1771 (1770)
NPG D21299

Maria Marowe (née Wilmot), Lady Eardley of Spalding when Lady Gideon, by Thomas Watson, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D34466

Maria Marowe (née Wilmot), Lady Eardley of Spalding when Lady Gideon

by Thomas Watson, published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 January 1771 (1769)
NPG D34466

Miss Dempster, by Thomas Watson, after  George Willison - NPG D34867

Miss Dempster

by Thomas Watson, after George Willison
mezzotint, published 1 October 1771
NPG D34867

Miss Dempster, by and published by Thomas Watson, and published by  Henry Parker, and  Samuel Hooper, and  Walter Shropshire, after  George Willison - NPG D34868

Miss Dempster

by and published by Thomas Watson, and published by Henry Parker, and Samuel Hooper, and Walter Shropshire, after George Willison
mezzotint, published 1 October 1771
NPG D34868

Miss Kennedy (probably Polly Kennedy (Polly Jones)), by and published by Thomas Watson, and published by  Henry Parker, and  Samuel Hooper, and  Walter Shropshire, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D36834

Miss Kennedy (probably Polly Kennedy (Polly Jones))

by and published by Thomas Watson, and published by Henry Parker, and Samuel Hooper, and Walter Shropshire, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1771 (1770)
NPG D36834

Henrietta Fordyce (née Cumming), by Thomas Watson, published by  Walter Shropshire, after  George Willison - NPG D37730

Henrietta Fordyce (née Cumming)

by Thomas Watson, published by Walter Shropshire, after George Willison
mezzotint, published 1 April 1771
NPG D37730

Maria Marowe (née Wilmot), Lady Eardley of Spalding when Lady Gideon, by Thomas Watson, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D14730

Maria Marowe (née Wilmot), Lady Eardley of Spalding when Lady Gideon

by Thomas Watson, published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 January 1771 (1769)
NPG D14730

(Margaret) Georgiana Spencer (née Poyntz), Countess Spencer, by Thomas Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D9191

(Margaret) Georgiana Spencer (née Poyntz), Countess Spencer

by Thomas Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1772
NPG D9191

Theresa Parker, by Thomas Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D31996

Theresa Parker

by Thomas Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1773 (1770-1772)
NPG D31996

Sir William Meredith, 3rd Bt, by Thomas Watson, after  Daniel Gardner - NPG D38373

Sir William Meredith, 3rd Bt

by Thomas Watson, after Daniel Gardner
mezzotint, published 10 June 1773
NPG D38373

Frances Villiers (née Twysden), Countess of Jersey, by Thomas Watson, after  Daniel Gardner - NPG D3174

Frances Villiers (née Twysden), Countess of Jersey

by Thomas Watson, after Daniel Gardner
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D3174

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope, by Thomas Watson, published by  Walter Shropshire, after  Antoine Daniel Prud'homme - NPG D32257

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope

by Thomas Watson, published by Walter Shropshire, after Antoine Daniel Prud'homme
mezzotint, published 1 November 1775
NPG D32257

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