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William Greatbach (1802-1885), Engraver and illustrator

Artist associated with 40 portraits
William Greatbach had a long career as a portrait and figure engraver, working, in particular, for the annuals that became popular from the 1820s onwards. He was first published in James's Naval History (1822) and went on to contribute to The Amulet (1828, 1831), The Anniversary (1829), S.G. Hall's Book of Gems (1836), Finden's Royal Gallery of British Art (1841), and Hall's Gems of European Art (1846). From 1849, he engraved regularly for The Art Journal, mostly rendering genre subjects by contemporary painters.

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D37602

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Greatbach, after William Salter
line engraving, after 1813
NPG D37602

D4065

Marie, Marquise de Sévigné (née de Rabutin-Chantal)

by William Greatbach, after George Perfect Harding
stipple engraving, circa 1825-1850
NPG D4065

D21947

William Harrison Ainsworth

by William Greatbach, after Richard James Lane
lithograph, circa 1825-1850
NPG D21947

D26604

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford and Sir Philip Mainwaring

by William Greatbach, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1828
NPG D26604

D26130

The Villiers Family

by William Greatbach, after George Perfect Harding
line engraving, probably mid 19th century
NPG D26130

D11180

Sir William Hoste

by William Greatbach
line and stipple engraving, published 1833
NPG D11180

D21525

Mary Stuart (née Wortley Montagu), Countess of Bute

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, published 1836 (1777-1779)
NPG D21525

D35954

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, published 1836 (1783)
NPG D35954

D39413

Sir Thomas Troubridge, 1st Bt

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving and etching, published 1836
NPG D39413

D13845

Cuthbert Collingwood, Baron Collingwood

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after William Say
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D13845

D14131

Mary Stuart (née Wortley Montagu), Countess of Bute

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, published 1836 (1777-1779)
NPG D14131

D16265

Unknown woman, called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley
line and stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D16265

D11236

Sir Nesbit Josiah Willoughby

by William Greatbach, after Thomas Barber
mixed-method engraving, published 1837
NPG D11236

D5227

Charles Mathews ('Studying four of his most celebrated Characters')

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after George Henry Harlow
line engraving, published 1838
NPG D5227

D42589

Mary Berry

by William Greatbach, drawn by George Perfect Harding, published by Richard Bentley, after Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)
mixed-method engraving and etching, published 1840
NPG D42589

D42620

Sir Horace ('Horatio') Mann, 1st Bt

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after John Astley
line engraving, published 1840 (1752)
NPG D42620

D10994

Anna Maria Appolonia Hastings

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Ozias Humphry
line engraving, published 1841
NPG D10994

D5345

Margaret Cavendish (née Lucas), Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne

by William Greatbach, after Abraham Diepenbeeck
stipple and line engraving, published 1846
NPG D5345

D5346

Margaret Cavendish (née Lucas), Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne

by William Greatbach, after Abraham Diepenbeeck
stipple and line engraving, published 1846
NPG D5346

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