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Valentine Green (1739-1813), Mezzotint engraver

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 149 portraits
Green trained under Robert Hancock, a Worcester engraver, after which he moved to London and began working as a mezzotint engraver. He began to exhibit with the Incorporated Society of Artists from 1766, became a fellow a year later and a director in 1771. He was appointed mezzotint engraver to the king in 1773, and the following year was elected an associate engraver with the Royal Academy. Throughout the 1770s and 1780s, Green's engraving practice flourished. In the 1790s, however, several of his international speculations failed and in 1798 he was declared bankrupt. In 1805 he accepted the role of keeper of the British Institution, a post he held until his death.

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Valentine Green

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1788
NPG 1260


Valentine Green

by and published by Valentine Green, published by Rupert Green, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, published 16 October 1788 (1788)
NPG D34912


Valentine Green

by Samuel Freeman, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1809
NPG D14170