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Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857), Engraver

Artist associated with 33 portraits
Edward Finden was a line engraver. He worked mostly with his elder brother, William Finden, and their works were extremely popular in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Findens employed many assistants to work on their numerous commissions; they supervised the work of the studio and concentrated on adding final touches to the steel plates to produce the elaborate finish and precision for which their work was known. In the 1820s, William and Edward Finden began to produce the great series of steel engravings for which they are chiefly known. One of their best-known books is The Ports, Harbours, Watering Places and Coast Scenery of Great Britain, which went through many editions.

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D32303

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby

by Edward Francis Finden, after Jonathan Richardson
stipple engraving, (1703-1705)
NPG D32303

D43019

Thomas Le Mesurier

by Edward Francis Finden, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, (1795)
NPG D43019

D38175

George William Manby

by Edward Francis Finden, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D38175

D13212

Thomas James

by Edward Francis Finden, after a drawing by Edward Pretty, after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
line engraving, 1824 or after
NPG D13212

D20603

John Thomas James

by Edward Francis Finden, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, 1826 or after
NPG D20603

D33854

Sir George Back

by Edward Francis Finden, published by John Samuel Murray, after Richard Woodman
stipple engraving, published 1828
NPG D33854

D3250

John Hepburn

by Edward Francis Finden, published by John Samuel Murray
stipple engraving, published 1828
NPG D3250

D35961

Richard Hooker

by Edward Francis Finden, published by Holdsworth and Ball, after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, published 1829
NPG D35961

D23403

Sheikh Muhammad el Amin el Kanemi; Dixon Denham

by Edward Francis Finden, published by John Samuel Murray, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, published 1831
NPG D23403

D26912

John Pym

by Edward Francis Finden
stipple and line engraving, published 1831
NPG D26912

D1373

John Samuel Murray

by Edward Francis Finden, published by Charles Tilt, after Henry William Pickersgill
engraving, 1833
NPG D1373

D6781

Horace Smith; James Smith

by Edward Francis Finden, published by John Samuel Murray, after George Henry Harlow
stipple engraving, published 1833
NPG D6781

D33565

Queen Victoria

by Edward Francis Finden, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, and published by Charles Tilt, and published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Richard Westall
line engraving, published April 1834
NPG D33565

D35041

Queen Victoria

by Edward Francis Finden, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, and published by Charles Tilt, and published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Richard Westall
line engraving, published April 1834
NPG D35041

D18719

Queen Victoria

by Edward Francis Finden, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, and published by Charles Tilt, and published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Richard Westall
line engraving, published April 1834
NPG D18719

D32426

Sir Alexander Burnes

by Edward Francis Finden, after Daniel Maclise
stipple engraving, published 1835
NPG D32426

D8077

Charles James Apperley

by Edward Francis Finden, published by John Samuel Murray, after Daniel Maclise
stipple engraving, published 1837
NPG D8077

D14423

John Samuel Murray

by Edward Francis Finden, published by Charles Tilt, after Henry William Pickersgill
stipple engraving, published 1837
NPG D14423

D9169

Queen Victoria

by and published by William Finden, by and published by Edward Francis Finden, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after Richard James Lane
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1838
NPG D9169

D40668

Emily Ashley-Cooper (née Cowper), Countess of Shaftesbury when Lady Ashley

by Edward Francis Finden, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after John Hayter
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1838
NPG D40668