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James Hopwood Sr

(1745 or 1754-1819), Printmaker

Artist associated with 26 portraits
Hopwood taught himself engraving at around the age of forty-five and published a speculative plate by subscription in the hope of raising money to support his family. He followed this with a few copper engravings and raised enough capital to move to London in 1797, where he found employment with the engraver James Heath. Hopwood was employed as an illustrator by publishers, and his first London works appeared in Edward Harding's illustrated edition of Shakespeare (1798-1800). He received commissions for decorative frontispieces and portraits for a number of topographical volumes, including David Hughson's London (1805-9) and Bernard Lambert's The History and Survey of London (1806).

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Richard Chenevix, by James Hopwood Sr, after  Pescorsky - NPG D2062

Richard Chenevix

by James Hopwood Sr, after Pescorsky
stipple engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D2062

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, by James Hopwood Sr - NPG D5943

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

by James Hopwood Sr
stipple engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D5943

Anne-Marie Fiquet du Boccage, by James Hopwood Sr - NPG D23535

Anne-Marie Fiquet du Boccage

by James Hopwood Sr
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23535

Queen Elizabeth I, by James Hopwood Sr, after  Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D25017

Queen Elizabeth I

by James Hopwood Sr, after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
stipple engraving, possibly early 19th century
NPG D25017

Increase Mather, by James Hopwood Sr, published by  Button & Sons - NPG D30915

Increase Mather

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Button & Sons
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30915

Nathaniel Partridge, by James Hopwood Sr, published by  Button & Sons - NPG D29753

Nathaniel Partridge

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Button & Sons
stipple engraving, published 1802
NPG D29753

Sébastien Vaillant with 'A View of the Palais Royale', by James Hopwood Sr, after  Aubnet, and probably by  John Roffe, after  Surant, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34357

Sébastien Vaillant with 'A View of the Palais Royale'

by James Hopwood Sr, after Aubnet, and probably by John Roffe, after Surant, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published November 1803
NPG D34357

Sébastien Vaillant with 'A View of the Palais Royale', by James Hopwood Sr, after  Aubnet, and probably by  John Roffe, after  Surant, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D38532

Sébastien Vaillant with 'A View of the Palais Royale'

by James Hopwood Sr, after Aubnet, and probably by John Roffe, after Surant, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published November 1803
NPG D38532

John Quick, by James Hopwood Sr, published by  Mathews & Leigh, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D5572

John Quick

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Mathews & Leigh, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1807
NPG D5572

Hanserd Knollys, by James Hopwood Sr - NPG D29756

Hanserd Knollys

by James Hopwood Sr
stipple engraving, published 1808
NPG D29756

John Whitelocke, by James Hopwood Sr, published by  Henry Delahoy Symonds, after  Edward Hastings - NPG D8318

John Whitelocke

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Henry Delahoy Symonds, after Edward Hastings
stipple engraving, published 31 March 1808
NPG D8318

John Whitelocke, by James Hopwood Sr, published by  Henry Delahoy Symonds, after  Edward Hastings - NPG D8319

John Whitelocke

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Henry Delahoy Symonds, after Edward Hastings
stipple engraving, published 31 March 1808
NPG D8319

Henry Mordaunt Clavering, by James Hopwood Sr, published by  James Stratford, after  Thomas Rowlandson - NPG D15048

Henry Mordaunt Clavering

by James Hopwood Sr, published by James Stratford, after Thomas Rowlandson
line and stipple engraving, published 8 April 1809
NPG D15048

Serena Reading (possibly Charlotte Sargent (née Bettesworth); formerly called Honora Edgeworth (née Sneyd)), by James Hopwood Sr, published by  Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after  George Romney - NPG D10675

Serena Reading (possibly Charlotte Sargent (née Bettesworth); formerly called Honora Edgeworth (née Sneyd))

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 1 October 1811
NPG D10675

Mary Pilkington (née Hopkins), by James Hopwood Sr, published by  George Cowie, after  Joseph Slater - NPG D20381

Mary Pilkington (née Hopkins)

by James Hopwood Sr, published by George Cowie, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1812
NPG D20381

Joseph Williams, by James Hopwood Sr - NPG D31659

Joseph Williams

by James Hopwood Sr
stipple engraving, published 6 April 1815
NPG D31659

Lady Jane Grey, by James Hopwood Sr, published by  Ogles, Duncan & Cochran - NPG D36326

Lady Jane Grey

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Ogles, Duncan & Cochran
engraving, published 1 June 1815
NPG D36326

Sir Robert Peel, 1st Bt, by James Hopwood Sr, published by  I.W.H. Payne - NPG D5482

Sir Robert Peel, 1st Bt

by James Hopwood Sr, published by I.W.H. Payne
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1815
NPG D5482

William Richards, by James Hopwood Sr - NPG D8216

William Richards

by James Hopwood Sr
stipple engraving, 1818 or after
NPG D8216

Joseph Williams, by James Hopwood Sr, published by  Westley & Davis - NPG D31660

Joseph Williams

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Westley & Davis
stipple engraving, published 1826
NPG D31660

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