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William Ridley (1764-1838), Stipple engraver

Artist associated with 100 portraits
William Ridley worked as an illustrator for a variety of magazines. He engraved over 400 portraits after artists including Beechey, Gainsborough, Lawrence, Opie, Raeburn and Reynolds.

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D6800

Tobias George Smollett

by William Ridley, published by Charles Cooke
stipple engraving, 1790s-1800s
NPG D6800

D6801

Tobias George Smollett

by William Ridley
stipple engraving, 1790s-1800s
NPG D6801

D8296

Peter Whalley

by William Ridley, published by and after Edward Harding
stipple engraving, published 1791
NPG D8296

D8297

Peter Whalley

by William Ridley, after Edward Harding
stipple engraving, published 1791
NPG D8297

D13241

Roger Kemble

by William Ridley, published by Bellamy and Robarts, after Thomas Beach
stipple engraving, published 1791
NPG D13241

D2979

John Wesley

by William Ridley, after Henry Edridge
stipple engraving, published March 1792
NPG D2979

D23746

King Henry V

by William Ridley, published by Charles Cooke
stipple engraving, published 23 November 1793
NPG D23746

D5185

William Macready

by William Ridley, after John Edmond Halpin (Halpen)
stipple engraving, published 1794
NPG D5185

D5186

William Macready

by William Ridley, published by John Parsons, after John Edmond Halpin (Halpen)
stipple engraving, published May 1794
NPG D5186

D2080

Adam Clarke

by William Ridley
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D2080

D2787

Mary Wollstonecraft

by William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy, after John Opie
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1796
NPG D2787

D5171

Charles Macklin

by William Ridley, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D5171

D5172

Charles Macklin

by William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1796
NPG D5172

D13658

Alexander Mather

by William Ridley
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D13658

D20847

Sophia Lee

by William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1797
NPG D20847

D23519

John Dryden

by William Ridley, published by Charles Cooke, after W.H. Brown, after John Closterman
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1798 (circa 1690)
NPG D23519

D38004

William Walker

by William Ridley, published by Vernor & Hood, after E. Barratt
stipple engraving, published 31 December 1798
NPG D38004

D5052

Sir Egerton Leigh, 2nd Bt

by William Ridley, published by Thomas Chapman
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D5052

D5053

Sir Egerton Leigh, 2nd Bt

by William Ridley, published by Thomas Chapman
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D5053

D5054

Sir Egerton Leigh, 2nd Bt

by William Ridley, published by Thomas Chapman
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D5054