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John Simon (1675-1751), Mezzotint engraver

Artist associated with 213 portraits
Born in France, John Simon trained in Paris as a line engraver before moving to London and working as a mezzotint engraver. Simon's work came to the attention of Sir Godfrey Kneller who, in about 1708-9 had argued with his principal engraver, John Smith. In the period before the dispute was settled, Simon obtained several of Kneller's commissions, which gained him a wider reputation. Simon was a prolific engraver, particularly noted for his portraits after Kneller and Dahl, but also after Gibson, Murray, Mercier and Seeman. His subjects represented all points of the political spectrum.

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D27272

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

by John Simon, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, circa 1630
NPG D27272

D5236

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

by John Simon, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, (circa 1630)
NPG D5236

D19704

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

by John Simon, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, (circa 1630)
NPG D19704

D15445

Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough

by John Simon, published by Edward Cooper, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, circa 1685-1693
NPG D15445

D7767

Queen Mary II

by John Simon, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, circa 1690
NPG D7767

D1773

Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset

by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1692 or after
NPG D1773

D8969

Elizabeth Hervey (née Felton), Countess of Bristol

by John Simon, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, 1695-1714
NPG D8969

D8970

Elizabeth Hervey (née Felton), Countess of Bristol

by John Simon, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, 1695-1714
NPG D8970

D21510

Ralph Battell

by John Simon, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D21510

D25027

Queen Elizabeth I

by John Simon
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D25027

D27948

William Shakespeare

by John Simon, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D27948

D32395

Josiah Burchett

by John Simon, after James Maubert
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D32395

D32565

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by and published by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1700-1725
NPG D32565

D32715

Frances Carteret (née Worsley), Lady Carteret

by John Simon, after Charles D'Agar
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D32715

D32658

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

probably by John Simon, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D32658

D31147

Ralph Battell

by John Simon, after Michael Dahl, published by Thomas Bakewell
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D31147

D31413

Thomas Coventry, 3rd Earl of Coventry

by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D31413

D31415

John Vaughan, 3rd Earl of Carbery

by and published by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D31415

D31528

Prince Eugène of Savoy

by John Simon, after David Richter I, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D31528

D27380

Mary Montagu (née Churchill), Duchess of Montagu

by John Simon, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D27380

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