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Carl Frederik von Breda (1759-1818), Artist

Artist associated with 12 portraits
Carl Frederik von Breda was a Swedish painter who was also active in England. From the late 1770s, he studied at the Kungliga Akademi för de Fria Konsterna in Stockholm. Von Breda moved to London, where he worked briefly in the studio of Joshua Reynolds. He specialised in portrait painting and began exhibiting annually at the Royal Academy in London from 1788. He returned to Sweden 1796 where he became painter to the Swedish court and a professor at the Academy of Arts.

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Thomas Clarkson

by Carl Frederik von Breda
oil on canvas, 1788
NPG 235

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James Ramsay

by Carl Frederik von Breda
oil on canvas, 1789
NPG 2559

186a

James Watt

by Carl Frederik von Breda
oil on canvas, 1792
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 186a

D33312

Thomas Clarkson

by John Young, after Carl Frederik von Breda
mezzotint, published 1789
NPG D33312

D3535

Mary Langton

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Carl Frederik von Breda
mezzotint, published 1796
NPG D3535

D4696

James Watt

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Carl Frederik von Breda
mezzotint, published 1796
NPG D4696

D771

Matthew Boulton

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Carl Frederik von Breda
mezzotint, published 1 March 1796
NPG D771

D772

Matthew Boulton

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Carl Frederik von Breda
mezzotint, published 1 March 1796
NPG D772

D34347

William Withering with 'Dr Withering analysing the Queen's Bath at the request of the Court of Portugal'

by William Ridley, published by Robert John Thornton, after Carl Frederik von Breda
stipple engraving and etching, published 15 November 1801
NPG D34347

D37069

William Withering with 'Dr Withering analysing the Queen's Bath at the request of the Court of Portugal'

by William Ridley, published by Robert John Thornton, after Carl Frederik von Breda
stipple engraving and etching, published 15 November 1801
NPG D37069

D37898

James Watt

published by Photographische Gesellschaft, after Carl Frederik von Breda
photogravure, circa 1910 (1792)
NPG D37898

D18720

Matthew Boulton

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Carl Frederik von Breda
mezzotint, published 1 March 1796
NPG D18720

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