Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter
Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 248 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.
by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1793
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
All paintings by this artist on the BBC Your Paintings website