Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter
Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 249 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.