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James Heath (1757-1834), Engraver

Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Artist associated with 78 portraits
James Heath was apprenticed in 1771 to the engraver Joseph Collyer the Younger, after which he was employed by the Robinson family of booksellers from 1779 to 1804. Between 1780 and 1788 Heath produced 100 prints for the publisher Harrison's Novelist's Magazine from designs by Thomas Stothard. He engraved some plates for John Boydell's Shakspeare Gallery, and in 1802 published on his own behalf a six-volume set of Shakespeare illustrated with engravings after works by Stothard and Henry Fuseli. In 1791 Heath was elected an associate of the Royal Academy, and in 1794 he was appointed historical engraver to George III, a title that he held under different monarchs until his retirement.

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D35284

Henry Holland

by James Heath, after George Chinnery
stipple engraving, late 18th century
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D37381

John Lloyd

by James Heath, after Daniel Gardner
stipple engraving, late 18th century
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D7479

Jane (née Morris), Lady Baker

by James Heath, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, (1770)
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D8465

Mary Ann Yates in the Character of the Tragic Muse

by James Heath, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1783
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D8907

Mary Ann Yates in the Character of the Tragic Muse

by James Heath, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1783
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D8908

Mary Ann Yates in the Character of the Tragic Muse

by James Heath, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1783
NPG D8908

D11462

John Louis De Lolme

by James Heath, probably after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1784
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D35301

George Frideric Handel ('Apotheosis of Handel')

by James Heath, after Biagio Rebecca
line engraving, published 26 May 1787
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D3206

George Frideric Handel ('Apotheosis of Handel')

by James Heath, after Biagio Rebecca
line engraving, published 21 May 1787
NPG D3206

D34873

Samuel Johnson

by James Heath, published by Charles Dilly, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 10 April 1791 (1756-1757)
NPG D34873

D37072

Hon. Edward Willes

by James Heath, published by W. Scott, and published by Edmund Scott, after Thomas Gainsborough
stipple engraving, published 11 March 1792
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D3272

George Horne

by James Heath, after Reverend Thomas Olive
stipple engraving, published 1793
NPG D3272

D21505

Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath

by James Heath, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, (circa 1795)
NPG D21505

D14804

Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath

by James Heath, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, (circa 1795)
NPG D14804

D32605

Mary Wollstonecraft

by James Heath, published by Daniel Isaac Eaton, after John Opie
stipple engraving, (circa 1797)
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D37879

George Washington

published by James Heath, after Gilbert Stuart
engraving, published 12 October 1797
NPG D37879

D14469

Mary Wollstonecraft

by James Heath, published by Daniel Isaac Eaton, after John Opie
stipple engraving, (circa 1797)
NPG D14469

D31111

William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford

by James Heath, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, published 1798
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D42725

Richard Bentley

by James Heath, after John Giles Eccardt
line engraving, published 1 May 1798
On display at Strawberry Hill Trust, Twickenham, London, UK
NPG D42725

D2153

Mary Campbell (née Bellenden)

by James Heath, published by George, George and John Robinson
line engraving, published 1 May 1798
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