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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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D32250

John Bryer

by Valentine Green, after Thomas Beach
mezzotint, 1760s or 1770s
NPG D32250

D2937

Polly Harrison

by Valentine Green, sold by Ryland and Bryer, after Tilly Kettle
mezzotint, circa 1765-1780
NPG D2937

D6949

Nannette Thelluson

by Valentine Green, sold by Ryland and Bryer, after Pierre-Étienne Falconet
mezzotint, circa 1765-1780
NPG D6949

D10599

Peter the Wild Boy

by Valentine Green, after Pierre-Étienne Falconet
mezzotint, (1767)
NPG D10599

D37648

Arthur Wentworth of Bulmer

by Valentine Green, after Nathan Drake
mezzotint, published 1767
NPG D37648

D36258

Agneta Yorke (née Johnson)

by Valentine Green, published by John Boydell, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1768
NPG D36258

D36259

Agneta Yorke (née Johnson)

by Valentine Green, published by John Boydell, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1 July 1768
NPG D36259

D37271

Thomas Coke, Earl of Leicester

by Valentine Green, published by John Wesson, after William Lawranson, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
mezzotint, published 1768-1771
NPG D37271

D37444

William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian when Lord Newbattle; Lady Elizabeth Dormer (née Kerr)

by Valentine Green, published by Ryland and Bryer, after Katharine Read
mezzotint, published 1768
NPG D37444

D34384

David Garrick

by Valentine Green, published by John Boydell, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 2 April 1769 (1766-1769)
NPG D34384

D34385

David Garrick

by Valentine Green, published by John Boydell, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 2 April 1769 (1766-1769)
NPG D34385

D4961

Agneta Yorke (née Johnson)

by Valentine Green, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1769
NPG D4961

D4962

Agneta Yorke (née Johnson)

by Valentine Green, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1769
NPG D4962

D34806

Morgan Graves

by Valentine Green
mezzotint, 1770-1813
NPG D34806

D34903

'Mrs Green and Child' (Rupert Green; Mary Green)

by Valentine Green, published by Robert Sayer, after Pierre-Étienne Falconet
mezzotint, published 16 October 1770
NPG D34903

D34904

'Mrs Green and Child' (Rupert Green; Mary Green)

by Valentine Green, after Pierre-Étienne Falconet
mezzotint, published 16 October 1770
NPG D34904

D34905

'Mrs Green and Child' (Rupert Green; Mary Green)

by Valentine Green, published by Robert Sayer, after Pierre-Étienne Falconet
mezzotint, published 16 October 1770
NPG D34905

D35744

Hon. William Hervey

by Valentine Green, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D35744

D37820

Elizabeth West (née Shewell); Raphael West

by Valentine Green, published by Robert Sayer, after Benjamin West
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D37820

D2488

Morgan Graves

by Valentine Green
mezzotint, 1770-1813
NPG D2488