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John Young (1755-1825), Mezzotint engraver

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 47 portraits
Studied under Valentine Green, then worked with several of the painters who collaborated with Green, notably Benjamin West, John Hoppner, and Johann Gerhard Huck. He began to publish his own prints in 1785, which he traded with Pierre-François Basan in France. Young executed some eighty portraits after various contemporaries, including several notable portraits of boxers, but was best known for his engravings after West, Johann Zoffany, and especially Richard Morton Paye and Hoppner. In 1789, he was appointed mezzotint engraver to the Prince of Wales. In 1813, Young was appointed as keeper of the British Institution, a role that he held until his death.

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D2393

Thomas Gibbes

by John Young, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 18th century
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D1567

William Coxe

by John Young, after Charles Grignion
mezzotint, (1784-1786)
NPG D1567

D32089

Astley Bransby

by John Young, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1788
NPG D32089

D35241

Emma (née Lyon), Lady Hamilton ('Neæra')

by John Young, published by John Harris, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1 May 1788
NPG D35241

D35856

John Hinchliffe

by and published by John Young, after Matthew William Peters
mezzotint, published 15 May 1788
NPG D35856

D3126

Richard Humphries

by John Young, after W. Whitby
mezzotint, published 1788
NPG D3126

D33312

Thomas Clarkson

by John Young, after Carl Frederik von Breda
mezzotint, published 1789
NPG D33312

D35389

Francis Drake

by John Young, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, circa 1790-1805
NPG D35389

D35389

Francis Drake

by John Young, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, circa 1790-1805
NPG D35389

D316

Philip Affleck

by John Young, after Edward Penny
mezzotint, 1792 (circa 1770)
NPG D316

D2009

Charles James Fox

by John Young, after Karl Anton Hickel
mezzotint, published 1797
NPG D2009

D36368

Tom Hudson

by John Young, possibly after William Douglas
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D36368

D36397

Fanny Hunter (née Heywood)

by and published by John Young, after John Hoppner
coloured mezzotint, published 1 December 1800
NPG D36397

D5334

Horatio Nelson

by John Young, after Leonardo Guzzardi
mezzotint, published 1800
NPG D5334

D35205

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by and published by John Young, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 14 February 1801 (1790s)
NPG D35205

D35205

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by and published by John Young, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 14 February 1801 (1790s)
NPG D35205

D7066

Sir William Anson

by John Young, after Thomas Barber
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D7066

D32144

Frederick William Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol

by John Young, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1802
NPG D32144

D31882

William Bleamire

by John Young, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1803
NPG D31882

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