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Richard Watson (1737-1816), Cleric and chemist

Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Richard Watson was an Anglican clergyman and academic, who served as the Bishop of Llandaff from 1782 to 1816. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became Professor of Chemistry in 1764 and Regius Professor of Divinity in 1771. Having been ordained as a priest in 1768, Watson's religious career began when he took up the position of prebendary of Trinity College in 1774. He became archdeacon of Ely and rector of Northwold in 1779, and then rector of Knattoft two years later. In 1782, he left all his previous appointments to take up the post of Bishop of Llandaff, which he held until his death in 1816.

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Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
engraving, 1862
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'Eloquence founded on chemical principles' (Richard Watson; Sir George Pretyman Tomline)

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 8 March 1787
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'The comet'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 18 February 1789
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'The repeal of the test act a vision'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 16 February 1790
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'French invasion upon Dutch bottoms'

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 14 April 1795
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Richard Watson

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 1809
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Richard Watson

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 1809
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Richard Watson

by Henry Meyer, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 1809
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Richard Watson

by Henry Meyer, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 1809
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