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Robert Sayer (1724 or 1725-1794), Printseller and publisher

Artist associated with 196 portraits
In 1747, Robert Sayer's elder brother James married Mary Overton, owner of the map and print business of her late husband, Philip Overton. A year later Robert Sayer acquired both her stock and her shop and began running it himself. From his London office on Fleet Street, he continued to publish the Overton stock while acquiring and expanding the business with plates from other printers, including maps, portraits, and nautical engravings. Sayer became a leading figure in the print, map and chart business; he took advantage of common production facilities and distribution channels and exploited the expanding markets in all three fields.

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D19568

Mary, Princess of Orange

by William Faithorne Jr, published by Robert Sayer, after Adriaen Hanneman
mezzotint, circa 1680 (1660)
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D29796

John Bunyan

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after Thomas Sadler, published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, (1685)
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D1873

Mary Capel (nee Bentinck), Countess of Essex

by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1690-1691)
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D31067

Queen Mary II

by William Faithorne Jr, published by Robert Sayer, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1698
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D28508

Thomas Parr

after Unknown artist, published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, early to mid 18th century
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D31351

Margaret Jones (nee Cecil), Countess of Ranelagh

by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D810

Elizabeth Egerton (nee Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater

by John Simon, printed and sold by Robert Sayer, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, 1703 or after
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D30410

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

by John Faber Jr, printed and sold by Robert Sayer, printed and sold by John King, after John Vanderbank, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1719-1725
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D36900

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

by John Faber Jr, printed and sold by Robert Sayer, printed and sold by John King, after John Vanderbank, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1719-1725
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D3670

Sarah Churchill (nee Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, mid 18th century (1705)
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D32786

Queen Mary II

by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1727
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D4605

Thomas Walker

published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D4606

Thomas Walker

published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D8749

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

by John Faber Jr, published by Robert Sayer, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, 1728 or after
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D30695

Henry Jenkins

after Walker, published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, mid to late 18th century
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D30697

Henry Jenkins

after Walker, published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, mid to late 18th century
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D31328

Jane Hyde (nee Leveson-Gower), Countess of Clarendon and Rochester

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D27371

Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D27372

Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D34743

Isabella Fitzroy (nee Bennet), Duchess of Grafton

by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D34743