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Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850), Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 85 portraits
The Irish-born Shee was primarily a portrait painter. He moved to London in 1788 where, after working as an engraver, he enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools in 1790. He was elected a full academician in 1805 An energetic reformer, Shee published Rhymes on Art, or the Remonstrance of a Painter (1800) which called for national support for the arts. The book was well received and was instrumental in the foundation of the British Institution in the same year.

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469

Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron Kenyon

by William Davison, after George Romney, and Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, 1839-1840 (1792)
On display at Royal Courts of Justice, London
NPG 469

1093

Sir Martin Archer Shee

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, 1794
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1093

2199

King William IV

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1800
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2199

1265

John Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1802
NPG 1265

6293

Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings

by Thomas Mitchell, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
watercolour on ivory laid on card, (circa 1804)
NPG 6293

126

Sir Thomas Picton

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, engraved 1812
NPG 126

812

William Popham

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1814
NPG 812

1848

Sharon Turner

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1817
NPG 1848

3124a

Jane, Lady Munro

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, 1819
NPG 3124a

3124

Sir Thomas Munro, 1st Bt

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, 1819
NPG 3124

1442

Sir William Webb Follett

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1820
NPG 1442

463

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1832
On display at Royal Courts of Justice, London
NPG 463

432

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, 1843
NPG 432

D37502

Charles Wightwick

by Henry Cousins, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, before 1684
NPG D37502

D8605

John Williams

by J. Wright, published by Tristram Bamfield Freeman, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
stipple engraving, published 1791
NPG D8605

D37317

William Thomas Lewis as the Marquis in Elizabeth Inchbald's 'The Midnight Hour'

by and published by John Jones, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, published 17 November 1792
NPG D37317

D7171

Sir William Addington

by William Ward, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, published 1795
NPG D7171

D7172

Sir William Addington

by William Ward, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, published 1795
NPG D7172

D33399

John Clements

by William Bond, after Henry Bone, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
stipple engraving, (circa 1800)
NPG D33399

D37740

John Forster

by A.M. Huffam, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D37740