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William Finden

(1787-1852), Engraver

Artist associated with 33 portraits
Apprenticed to James Mitan, after which he found employment engraving illustrations for books. His younger brother, Edward Finden, worked with him. Their work became so much in demand that they employed a company of assistants, who also produced their plates. Finden's largest plate was a portrait of King George IV after the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence; he received two thousand guineas for this work, the highest sum ever paid for an engraved portrait. He and his brother undertook the publication as well as the production of engravings. The first and most successful of these was a series of illustrations to the life and works of Byron, which appeared from 1833.

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Samuel Rogers, by William Finden, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D8884

Samuel Rogers

by William Finden, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, (1769-1830)
NPG D8884

William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke; Anne Herbert (née Parr), Countess of Pembroke (tomb effigies in St Paul's), by William Finden, published by  Lackington & Co, and published by  Longman & Co - NPG D40122

William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke; Anne Herbert (née Parr), Countess of Pembroke (tomb effigies in St Paul's)

by William Finden, published by Lackington & Co, and published by Longman & Co
etching, early 19th century
NPG D40122

Tomb of Sir Nicholas Bacon in St Paul's, by William Finden, published by  Lackington & Co, and published by  Longman & Co - NPG D40123

Tomb of Sir Nicholas Bacon in St Paul's

by William Finden, published by Lackington & Co, and published by Longman & Co
etching, early 19th century
NPG D40123

William Wilberforce, by James Heath, published by  William Finden, published by  John Hatchard, published by  William Russell, after  John Russell - NPG D37511

William Wilberforce

by James Heath, published by William Finden, published by John Hatchard, published by William Russell, after John Russell
line engraving, published 1807
NPG D37511

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by William Finden, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D7608

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by William Finden, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, 1820s-1840s (1814)
NPG D7608

John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu, by William Finden, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D38879

John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu

by William Finden, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, published 20 December 1828
NPG D38879

King George IV, by William Finden, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D10710

King George IV

by William Finden, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1829 (1822)
NPG D10710

King George IV, by William Finden, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D10985

King George IV

by William Finden, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1829 (1822)
NPG D10985

King George IV, by William Finden, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D10990

King George IV

by William Finden, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1829 (1822)
NPG D10990

James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, by William Finden - NPG D26581

James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton

by William Finden
stipple engraving, published 1830
NPG D26581

Montague Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, by William Finden, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D27037

Montague Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey

by William Finden, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
stipple and line engraving, circa 1830
NPG D27037

Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland; Elizabeth Georgiana, Duchess of Argyll, by William Finden, printed by  H. Wilkinson, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D40929

Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland; Elizabeth Georgiana, Duchess of Argyll

by William Finden, printed by H. Wilkinson, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, 1831 (1828)
NPG D40929

Robert Hall, by William Finden, published by  Holdsworth and Ball, after  Nathan Cooper Branwhite - NPG D35226

Robert Hall

by William Finden, published by Holdsworth and Ball, after Nathan Cooper Branwhite
line engraving, published 1832
NPG D35226

Robert Hall, by William Finden, printed by  H. Wilkinson, published by  Holdsworth and Ball, after  Nathan Cooper Branwhite - NPG D35227

Robert Hall

by William Finden, printed by H. Wilkinson, published by Holdsworth and Ball, after Nathan Cooper Branwhite
line engraving, published December 1833
NPG D35227

Sir William Penn, by William Finden, published by  James Duncan, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D7673

Sir William Penn

by William Finden, published by James Duncan, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple and line engraving, published 1833
NPG D7673

Legh Richmond, by William Finden, published by  R.B. Seeley & W. Burnside, after  Joseph Slater - NPG D8354

Legh Richmond

by William Finden, published by R.B. Seeley & W. Burnside, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1833
NPG D8354

John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu, by William Finden, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D14812

John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu

by William Finden, published by Harding & Lepard, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1835
NPG D14812

Thomas Moore, by William Finden, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D14145

Thomas Moore

by William Finden, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple and line engraving, 1836 (1829)
NPG D14145

Thomas Pringle, by William Finden, published by  Edward Moxon - NPG D5559

Thomas Pringle

by William Finden, published by Edward Moxon
stipple and line engraving, published 1837
NPG D5559

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