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Robert Hancock (1730-1817), Artist

Artist associated with 14 portraits
Robert Hancock was an engraver and painter. He was apprenticed to George Anderton, an engraver, in Birmingham in 1745. In 1756 Hancock joined the Worcester Porcelain Company of Dr John Wall. He became a partner in the firm in March 1772. At Worcester, Hancock engraved copperplates for transfer-printing on porcelain. Many designs were adapted from contemporary engravings and paintings, particularly those of the French schools.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Robert Hancock
black, red and brown chalk and pencil, 1796
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451

Robert Southey

by Robert Hancock
black, red and brown chalk and pencil, 1796
NPG 451

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Charles Lamb

by Robert Hancock
black, red and brown chalk and pencil, 1798
NPG 449

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William Wordsworth

by Robert Hancock
black, red and brown chalk and pencil, 1798
NPG 450

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Joseph Cottle

by Robert Hancock
pencil and wash, 1800
NPG 5723

3085

Unknown man

by Robert Hancock
chalk, 1805
NPG 3085

D20883

Henry Woodward

by Robert Hancock, published by Robert Sayer
etching and line engraving, (1753)
NPG D20883

D3089

William Hopley

by Robert Hancock, after Joseph Wright
mezzotint, circa 1755-1788
NPG D3089

D37460

Richard Lovett

by Robert Hancock, published by William Richardson, after Joseph Wright
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D37460

D8809

William Wordsworth

after Robert Hancock
stipple engraving, (1798)
NPG D8809

D8810

William Wordsworth

after Robert Hancock
stipple engraving, (1798)
NPG D8810

D8811

William Wordsworth

after Robert Hancock
stipple engraving, (1798)
NPG D8811

D16916

Crowds gathered to see George Wilson

by Robert Hancock
etching, probably 1815
NPG D16916

D14176

Amos Green

by William Thomas Fry, probably after Robert Hancock
stipple engraving, circa 1800-1825
NPG D14176