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John Chapman (active 1792-1823), Engraver

Artist associated with 52 portraits
One of the most gifted stipple engravers of the late eighteenth century, relatively little is known of the life of John Chapman. He is thought to have been mostly self-taught. During his career, Chapman engraved exceptional allegorical subjects after the designs of J. Smith and Raphael Corbould. He worked closely with Thomas Macklin on his Shakespeare series; almost half of the engravings bear his name.

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D23602

King William I ('the Conqueror')

by John Chapman, after Crystall
stipple and line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D23602

D26916

John Hampden

by John Chapman
stipple engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D26916

D29927

Sir Edward Spragge

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D29927

D34577

Catherine Hayes (née Hall)

by John Chapman
etching, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D34577

D15355

Qianlong

by John Chapman, published by John Wilkes, after William Alexander
stipple engraving, published 25 July 1801 (1791)
NPG D15355

D31364

Queen Anne

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D31364

D8781

James Wolfe

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D8781

D8782

James Wolfe

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D8782

D8783

James Wolfe

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D8783

D13555

Queen Anne

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1796
NPG D13555

D14736

Edward Boscawen

by John Chapman
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1796
NPG D14736

D26226

Maximilian de Bethune

by John Chapman
stipple engraving, published 1797
NPG D26226

D3487

Thomas Keyse

by John Chapman, after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1797
NPG D3487

D3488

Thomas Keyse

by John Chapman, after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1797
NPG D3488

D3489

Thomas Keyse

by John Chapman, after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1797
NPG D3489

D27406

King George I

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D27406

D10742

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by John Chapman, after Sir Robert Strange
stipple engraving, published 1798 (1745)
NPG D10742

D10743

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by John Chapman, after Sir Robert Strange
stipple engraving, published 1798 (1745)
NPG D10743

D42241

William Beckford

by John Chapman, published by John Wilkes
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 19 April 1798
NPG D42241

D42242

William Beckford

by John Chapman, published by John Wilkes
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 19 April 1798
NPG D42242