William Bromley (1769-1842), Engraver
Artist associated with 39 portraits
William Bromley was apprenticed to an engraver named Wooding in London. He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1786 and at the Society of Artists in 1790. He was employed to engrave several paintings commemorating the Napoleonic wars, including A.W. Devis's Death of Nelson (1812) and Thomas Lawrence's portrait of the Duke of Wellington (1818). In 1822, Bromley began exhibiting engravings of the Elgin marbles. These were made for the trustees of the British Museum after Henry Corbould's drawings. He continued to exhibit these engravings nearly every year until 1835. Bromley was the first of a large family of engravers, including his sons John Charles and James Bromley.
by William Bromley, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, published 1793
by William Bromley, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1823 (circa 1815)