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Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 250 portraits
Portrait painter and pupil of Zoffany, but greatly influenced by Reynolds. After five years working in Norwich Beechey settled in London in 1787. He was appointed portrait painter to Queen Charlotte in 1793. Although overshadowed by the young Lawrence, he continued a successful portrait practice for many years.

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Sir William Beechey

by William Evans, after Sir William Beechey
pencil, 1809 (1799)
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614

Sir William Beechey

by Sir William Beechey, and John Wood
oil on canvas, circa 1805-circa 1836
NPG 614

5169

Sir William Beechey

by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1826
NPG 5169

D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D10716

D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D36021

D31626

Sir William Beechey

by Robert Cooper, after William Evans, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 1814
NPG D31626

D19447

Sir William Beechey

by Robert Cooper, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 1814 (1799)
NPG D19447