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Richard Bentley

(1794-1871), Printer and publisher

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 62 portraits
Richard Bentley's father Edward Bentley and his uncle John Nichols jointly owned the General Evening Post. After serving an apprenticeship with his uncle, Bentley initially set up a printing establishment with his older brother, antiquarian Samuel Bentley. In 1829, however, he went into partnership with publisher Henry Colburn. After several failures, they published the highly successful monthly Standard Novels series, which ran for over twenty years. Colburn retired in 1832 and Bentley continued the business on his own. In 1837, he launched Bentley's Miscellany, which, for the first three years of its existence, was edited by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist was first published in monthly instalments in the pages of the Miscellany.

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG x11964

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by Richard Bentley
woodburytype on paper mount, 1864, published 1876
NPG x11964

Pryse Lockhart Gordon, by Henry Meyer, published by  Henry Colburn, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D34634

Pryse Lockhart Gordon

by Henry Meyer, published by Henry Colburn, published by Richard Bentley
stipple engraving, published 1830
NPG D34634

Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope, by Robert Jacob Hamerton, printed by  Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D5409

Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope

by Robert Jacob Hamerton, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Richard Bentley
lithograph, 1830s?
NPG D5409

Sir John Sinclair, 1st Bt, by Thomas Hodgetts and Son, published by  Henry Colburn, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Andrew Plimer - NPG D4255

Sir John Sinclair, 1st Bt

by Thomas Hodgetts and Son, published by Henry Colburn, published by Richard Bentley, after Andrew Plimer
mezzotint, published 1831 (1792)
NPG D4255

Mary Stuart (née Wortley Montagu), Countess of Bute, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 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

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 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

Sir Thomas Troubridge, 1st Bt, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG 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

Cuthbert Collingwood, Baron Collingwood, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  William Say - NPG D13845

Cuthbert Collingwood, Baron Collingwood

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

Mary Stuart (née Wortley Montagu), Countess of Bute, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 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

Unknown woman, called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D16265

Unknown woman, called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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

Charles Mathews ('Studying four of his most celebrated Characters'), by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  George Henry Harlow - NPG 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

Edward Dubois, by William Ridley, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Charles Allingham - NPG D2286

Edward Dubois

by William Ridley, published by Richard Bentley, after Charles Allingham
stipple engraving, published 1839
NPG D2286

Mary Berry, by William Greatbach, drawn by  George Perfect Harding, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway) - NPG 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

Sir Horace ('Horatio') Mann, 1st Bt, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  John Astley - NPG D42620

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

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

Thomas Hill, by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  John Linnell - NPG D3256

Thomas Hill

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after John Linnell
stipple engraving, published January 1841
NPG D3256

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset), by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Ozias Humphry - NPG D10994

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset)

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

'Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the Princesses, his sisters', by John Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Thomas Charles Wageman, after  Philip Mercier - NPG D39141

'Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the Princesses, his sisters'

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Thomas Charles Wageman, after Philip Mercier
line engraving, published 1843 (1733?)
NPG D39141

Joseph Shepherd Munden as Sir Francis Gripe, by John Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG D38661

Joseph Shepherd Munden as Sir Francis Gripe

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple and line engraving, published 1844
NPG D38661

Beau Brummell, by John Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Unknown miniaturist - NPG D1124

Beau Brummell

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Unknown miniaturist
line engraving, published 1844
NPG D1124

Beau Brummell, by John Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Unknown miniaturist - NPG D1125

Beau Brummell

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Unknown miniaturist
line engraving, published 1844
NPG D1125

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