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John & Paul Knapton (active 1735-1789), Booksellers and publishers

Artist associated with 281 portraits
From 1712 until 1719, John Knapton was apprenticed to his father, a leading London bookseller. He continued to work for his father until the latter's death in 1736, at which point John, and his brother Paul, took over the family business. Knapton was responsible for the publishing of some of the most significant works of the day including a complete edition of Alexander Pope's works and the first edition of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary.

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D27136

Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester

published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27136

D36865

Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester

published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D36865

D38183

Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester

published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D38183

D19169

Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford

by George Vertue, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
engraving, 1737
NPG D19169

D19223

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

by George Vertue, published by John & Paul Knapton
engraving, engraved 1737
NPG D19223

D24254

Thomas Wolsey

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D24254

D24807

Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D24807

D31904

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D31904

D31905

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D31905

D27110

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D27110

D27955

Called Benjamin Jonson

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D27955

D28786

George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D28786

D28918

John Thurloe

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Samuel Cooper, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D28918

D30363

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D30363

D33024

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D33024

D35820

William Wykeham

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
engraving, published 1738
NPG D35820

D36563

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, 1738
NPG D36563

D36564

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, 1738
NPG D36564

D36634

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D36634

D36635

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D36635

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