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Daniel Gardner (1750?-1805), Portrait painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 16 portraits
Daniel Gardner was a painter. He was born into a middle-class family and at some time before 1762 was taught by George Romney. This relationship was renewed in 1767 when Gardner moved to London, where he studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1770. Around 1773 he entered Joshua Reynolds's studio and during his brief time there developed an approach to portraiture that he was to use for the rest of his career. His work is characterised by a nervous and agitated style and he give substance to his work by using a mixture of oil, gouache and pastel; for larger works he used oils.

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3328

Lord Halifax and his secretaries

attributed to Daniel Gardner, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
gouache, circa 1765-1767
NPG 3328

1971

Daniel Gardner

by Daniel Gardner
oil on canvas, circa 1770
NPG 1971

D37381

John Lloyd

by James Heath, after Daniel Gardner
stipple engraving, late 18th century
NPG D37381

D35318

George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt

by and published by Valentine Green, after Daniel Gardner
mezzotint, published 25 June 1772
NPG D35318

D35319

George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt

by and published by Valentine Green, after Daniel Gardner
mezzotint, published 25 June 1772
NPG D35319

D39336

George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt

by and published by Valentine Green, after Daniel Gardner
mezzotint, published 29 June 1772
NPG D39336

D3174

Frances Villiers (née Twysden), Countess of Jersey

by Thomas Watson, after Daniel Gardner
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D3174

D21354

Frances Anne Crewe (née Greville), Lady Crewe

by Thomas Watson, after Daniel Gardner
stipple engraving, published 1780
NPG D21354

D34143

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

by John Jones, after Daniel Gardner
mezzotint, 1793
NPG D34143

D36602

Treadway Russell Nash

by James Caldwall, after Daniel Gardner
aquatint and etching, 1793
NPG D36602

D36603

Treadway Russell Nash

by James Caldwall, after Daniel Gardner
aquatint and etching, 1793
NPG D36603

D36730

Thomas Jones

by and published by James Heath, published by John Deighton, after Daniel Gardner
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D36730

D38373

Sir William Meredith, 3rd Bt

by Thomas Watson, after Daniel Gardner
mezzotint, published 10 June 1773
NPG D38373

D39322

A Lady and her Children

by and published by Thomas Watson, after Daniel Gardner
mezzotint, published 1778
NPG D39322

D39323

A Lady and her Children

by and published by Thomas Watson, and published by William Dickinson, after Daniel Gardner
mezzotint, published 1 January 1778
NPG D39323