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Peltro William Tomkins

(1759-1840), Engraver and draughtsman

Artist associated with 54 portraits
Tomkins entered the Royal Academy schools in 1775, and was taught to engrave by Francesco Bartolozzi. Many of his early works were designed by Angelica Kauffman. Later, he was commissioned to produce stipple engravings after the designs of Robert Smirke, Downman, Bunbury and Brown. Tomkins gave drawing lessons to the daughters of George III, and in 1793, he was appointed historical engraver to Queen Charlotte. He was a major book illustrator and engraved the plates for The British Gallery of Pictures, Thomson's Seasons, Tresham's Gallery of Pictures (1814) and Illustrations of Modern Scripture (1832).

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Edward Topham, by Peltro William Tomkins, published by  J.F. Tomkins, after  John Russell - NPG D15347

Edward Topham

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by J.F. Tomkins, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 28 February 1790
NPG D15347

Thomas Audley, Baron Audley of Walden, by Peltro William Tomkins, published by  Edward Harding, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24224

Thomas Audley, Baron Audley of Walden

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by Edward Harding, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1792
NPG D24224

Margaret Howard (née Dudley), Duchess of Norfolk, by Peltro William Tomkins, after  Lucas de Heere - NPG D25585

Margaret Howard (née Dudley), Duchess of Norfolk

by Peltro William Tomkins, after Lucas de Heere
stipple engraving, published 1792
NPG D25585

Sir Charles Lyttelton (Littelton), by Peltro William Tomkins, published by  E. & S. Harding, after  Silvester Harding - NPG D29811

Sir Charles Lyttelton (Littelton)

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by E. & S. Harding, after Silvester Harding
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1793
NPG D29811

John Augustus Bonney, by Peltro William Tomkins, after  W. White - NPG D31978

John Augustus Bonney

by Peltro William Tomkins, after W. White
stipple engraving, after 1794
NPG D31978

Sir John Dick, Bt, by and published by Peltro William Tomkins, after  Philip Jean - NPG D35172

Sir John Dick, Bt

by and published by Peltro William Tomkins, after Philip Jean
stipple engraving, published 6 April 1796
NPG D35172

Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal, by Peltro William Tomkins - NPG D8583

Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal

by Peltro William Tomkins
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D8583

John Blackburne, by Peltro William Tomkins, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D31799

John Blackburne

by Peltro William Tomkins, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D31799

Elizabeth Cumberland (née Ridge), by Peltro William Tomkins, after  Lady Elizabeth Bentinck - NPG D34424

Elizabeth Cumberland (née Ridge)

by Peltro William Tomkins, after Lady Elizabeth Bentinck
stipple engraving, published January 1802
NPG D34424

Proclamation at the Royal Exchange of the Peace of Amiens, 1802, probably by and published by Peltro William Tomkins - NPG D13756

Proclamation at the Royal Exchange of the Peace of Amiens, 1802

probably by and published by Peltro William Tomkins
etching and aquatint, published 1802
NPG D13756

Francesco Bartolozzi, by Benedetto Pastorini, and by  Peltro William Tomkins, published by  Hannah Macklin (née Kenting), after  William Artaud - NPG D10587

Francesco Bartolozzi

by Benedetto Pastorini, and by Peltro William Tomkins, published by Hannah Macklin (née Kenting), after William Artaud
stipple engraving, published 1803
NPG D10587

Sir Charles Lyttelton (Littelton), by Peltro William Tomkins, published by  John White, published by  John Scott - NPG D29810

Sir Charles Lyttelton (Littelton)

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by John White, published by John Scott
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1808
NPG D29810

Sir Thomas Picton, by Peltro William Tomkins, published by  Fisher Son & Co, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D42727

Sir Thomas Picton

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by Fisher Son & Co, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 1847
NPG D42727

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Edward Topham

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by J.F. Tomkins, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 28 February 1790
NPG D18708

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Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by J.F. Tomkins, after Anton Hansch
stipple engraving, published 27 January 1795
NPG D16088

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James Thomson

by and published by Peltro William Tomkins, after William Hamilton
stipple engraving, published 6 February 1798
NPG D40438

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Mrs Seaforth ('The Vestal')

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by Thomas Macklin, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
etching, published 20 February 1798
NPG D39970

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Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton)

by Peltro William Tomkins, after Silvester Harding, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30592

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Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton)

by Peltro William Tomkins, after Silvester Harding, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30593

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Elizabeth Cumberland (née Ridge)

by Peltro William Tomkins, after Lady Elizabeth Bentinck
stipple engraving, published January 1802
NPG D14534

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