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Richard Earlom (1743-1822), Engraver

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 107 portraits
One of the greatest mezzotint and stipple engravers of his day, Richard Earlom was apprenticed to the London based engraver, G.B. Cipriani and studied at the St Martin's Lane Academy. He won many prizes for his drawings and engravings. In 1774, he began work for John Boydell for whom he created three hundred plates after Claude, published as the Liber Veritas (1777-1819). He also created for Boydell fifty-one plates after Cipriani. Earlom engraved outstanding works both after the designs of his contemporaries and after the old masters. Boydell commissioned his talents for some of the most famous plates in The Houghton Gallery and The Shakespeare Gallery.

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D4207

Unknown gentleman, possibly Sir Thomas Overbury, previously known as William Shakespeare

by Richard Earlom, after Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
mezzotint, (circa 1610)
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D2012

Sir Stephen Fox

by Richard Earlom, after John James Backer
mezzotint, 1701
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D2013

Sir Stephen Fox

by Richard Earlom, after John James Backer
mezzotint, 1701
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D24768

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

by Richard Earlom, after Titian
mezzotint, mid 18th-early 19th century
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D35068

Elizabeth Bridgetta Gulston (née Stepney)

by Richard Earlom, published by Robert Sayer, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
mezzotint, published 4 December 1771
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D38058

James Macardell

by Richard Earlom, published by Robert Sayer, after James Macardell
mezzotint, published 20 April 1771 (1765)
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D38059

James Macardell

by Richard Earlom, published by Robert Sayer, after James Macardell
mezzotint, published 20 April 1771 (1765)
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D7416

Sir Edward Astley, 4th Bt

by Richard Earlom, after Benjamin West
mezzotint, 1771 or after
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D20145

Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh

by Richard Earlom, published by Robert Sayer, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
mezzotint, published 1 May 1771
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D21302

The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Painting in the Year 1771

by Richard Earlom, after Michael Vincent (or Charles) Brandoin
mezzotint, published 1772
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D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
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D34919

John Gregory

by Richard Earlom, after Sir George Chalmers
mezzotint, published 15 August 1774
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D34920

John Gregory

by Richard Earlom, after Sir George Chalmers
mezzotint, published 15 August 1774
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D14077

William Hanbury

by Richard Earlom, after Edward Penny
mezzotint, circa 1775-1800
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D27632

Anne Wharton (née Lee)

by Richard Earlom, after Sir Peter Lely, published by John Boydell
mezzotint, published 1776
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D37544

Anne Wharton (née Lee)

by Richard Earlom, after Sir Peter Lely, published by John Boydell
mezzotint, published 1776
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D37545

Anne Wharton (née Lee)

by Richard Earlom, after Sir Peter Lely, published by John Boydell
mezzotint, published 1776
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D32819

possibly Thomas Chaloner

by Richard Earlom, after George Farington, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, published 1778
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D32820

possibly Thomas Chaloner

by Richard Earlom, after George Farington, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, published 1778
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D32821

possibly Thomas Chaloner

by Richard Earlom, after George Farington, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, published 1778
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