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William Hilton (1786-1839), History painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 60 portraits
William Hilton was apprenticed to the engraver John Raphael Smith in 1800, and he began studying at the Royal Academy schools in 1806. In 1813, he was elected an associate of the academy, in 1819 a full academician, and he became keeper of the academy in 1827. Hilton was a keen advocate of historical painting at a time when prevailing tastes were more in favour of portraiture and landscapes. His friends included John Taylor, John Keats, Charles Lamb and John Clare, whose portrait he painted.

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1469

John Clare

by William Hilton
oil on canvas, 1820
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1469

194

John Keats

by William Hilton, after Joseph Severn
oil on canvas, (circa 1822)
On display at Keats House, London
NPG 194

D34854

Elisha De Hague

by William Camden Edwards, after William Hilton
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D34854

D1004

Blanche Arundell (née Somerset), Lady Arundell of Wardour

by Edward Scriven, after William Hilton
line and stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D1004

D32176

Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

by Robert Cooper, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D32176

D32177

Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

by Robert Cooper, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D32177

D32178

Robert Greville, 2nd Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court

by William Thomas Fry, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D32178

D32179

Robert Greville, 2nd Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court

by William Thomas Fry, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D32179

D23551

David Beaton (Beatoun)

by Charles Picart, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1818
NPG D23551

D23552

David Beaton (Beatoun)

by Charles Picart, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1818
NPG D23552

D23553

David Beaton (Beatoun)

by Charles Picart, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1818
NPG D23553

D32416

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

by John Samuel Agar, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1818
NPG D32416

D35002

Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford

by John Samuel Agar, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after John Riley
stipple and line engraving, published 2 February 1818 (circa 1682)
NPG D35002

D35003

Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford

by John Samuel Agar, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after John Riley
stipple and line engraving, published 2 February 1818 (circa 1682)
NPG D35003

D37006

Thomas Wolsey

by Robert Cooper, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 2 February 1818
NPG D37006

D37007

Thomas Wolsey

by Robert Cooper, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 2 February 1818
NPG D37007

D38150

John Maitland, 1st Baron Maitland

by Robert Cooper, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1818
NPG D38150

D14365

Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford

by John Samuel Agar, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after John Riley
stipple and line engraving, published 2 February 1818 (circa 1682)
NPG D14365

D15195

Lady Arabella Stuart

by William Holl Sr, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Paul van Somer
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1818
NPG D15195

D25179

John Maitland, 1st Baron Maitland

by Robert Cooper, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1819
NPG D25179

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