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William Mulready (1786-1863), Painter and illustrator

Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
Genre painter; born in Ireland; pupil and assistant to John Varley whose sister he married, 1803; illustrated children's books; exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1804-62; designed first penny post envelope, 1839; famous for his intensely-coloured genre paintings.

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John Varley

by William Mulready
oil on panel, 1814
NPG 1529


John Jackson

copy by William Mulready, after John Jackson
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory laid on card, (circa 1823)
NPG 6299


William Mulready

by William Mulready
oil on canvas, circa 1835
NPG 4450


'The origins of a painter'

by Richard James Lane, printed by Engelmann & Co, published by Joseph Dickinson, after William Mulready
lithograph, published 1828
NPG D22512


Abraham Cooper

by F.H.R., after William Mulready
etching, 1844 or after
NPG D2205