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Charles Howard Hodges (1764-1837), Portrait painter and mezzotint engraver

Artist associated with 42 portraits
Charles Howard Hodges was a painter and printmaker who was active in the Netherlands. In 1782, he enrolled at the Royal Academy schools in London. After a visit to the Netherlands with the art dealer William Humphrey, Hodges decided to settle there. In 1792, he moved to The Hague, where in 1793 he joined the artists' association Pictura. Initially Hodges concentrated on mezzotint engravings, mostly after the work of English masters such as Reynolds, Romney and Hoppner, but he soon achieved fame with his portraits in oils and pastel.

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D10592

Thomas Warton the Younger

by Charles Howard Hodges, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1784
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D1193

William Bromley Cadogan

by Charles Howard Hodges, after T. Towne
mezzotint, published 12 April 1784
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D15107

John Edwin the Elder in the character of Lingo

by Charles Howard Hodges, published by Thomas Bradshaw, after John Alefounder
mezzotint, published 16 October 1784
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D40676

Joshua Sharpe

by Charles Howard Hodges, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1785)
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D9189

Lavinia Spencer (née Bingham), Countess Spencer

by Charles Howard Hodges, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1786 (1781-1782)
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D37861

Thomas Warton the Younger

by Charles Howard Hodges, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1786
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D40675

Joshua Sharpe

by Charles Howard Hodges, published by John Raphael Smith, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 18 January 1786 (1785)
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D873

Master Brown ('A contemplative youth')

by Charles Howard Hodges, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1786
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D874

Master Brown

by Charles Howard Hodges, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1786
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D34366

David Garrow

by Charles Howard Hodges, after George Romney
mezzotint, (1787)
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D2400

David Garrow

by Charles Howard Hodges, after George Romney
mezzotint, (1787)
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D4859

John Wolcot

by Charles Howard Hodges, published by T. Smith, after John Opie
mezzotint, published 13 April 1787
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D35972

Henry Hope

by Charles Howard Hodges, published by John Boydell, published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 January 1788 (1787)
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D35973

Henry Hope

by Charles Howard Hodges, published by John Boydell, published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 January 1788 (1787)
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D35974

Henry Hope

by Charles Howard Hodges, published by John Boydell, published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 January 1788 (1787)
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D37244

John Lee

by Charles Howard Hodges, published by John Boydell, published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 March 1788
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D1256

James Adair

by Charles Howard Hodges, published by John Boydell, published by Josiah Boydell, after George Romney
mezzotint, published 1789
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D1290

James Adair

by Charles Howard Hodges, after George Romney
mezzotint, published 1789
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D38522

The Revd William Walter D.D.

by and published by Charles Howard Hodges, after Mather Brown
mezzotint, before 1790
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D1297

John Beresford

by Charles Howard Hodges, published by George Cowen, after Gilbert Stuart
mezzotint, published 1 November 1790
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