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Richard Yeo (circa 1720-died 1779), Medallist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Yeo came to prominence in 1746, when he produced the official medal for the battle of Culloden. In 1749, he was appointed assistant engraver to the Royal Mint, and in 1775 he succeeded John Sigismund Tanner as Chief Engraver. He retained this office until his death. He was a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists, and was one of the foundation members of the Royal Academy, to whose first two exhibitions he was a contributor, sending in 1770 a proof impression of his five-guinea piece. In the 1760s and 1770s, Yeo made the dies for a number of coins of George III.

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1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
NPG 1437

1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D21304

D36253

Richard Yeo

by Arthur N. Sanders
mezzotint, late 19th century
NPG D36253

D36254

Richard Yeo

by Arthur N. Sanders
mezzotint, late 19th century
NPG D36254