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Richard Houston (1721 or 1722-1775), Engraver

Artist associated with 188 portraits
Dublin-born Richard Houston was apprenticed to John Brooks as a draughtsman and mezzotint-engraver and he studied drawing at the Dublin Society Schools. He moved with Brooks to London in 1746 and established himself as an independent printmaker and publisher. Although he produced some good work, Houston was unable to sustain his independent status. He spent the rest of his career working for other printsellers including Robert Sayer.

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D914

John Bunyan

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Sadler
mezzotint, (1685)
NPG D914

D915

John Bunyan

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Sadler
mezzotint, (1685)
NPG D915

D916

John Bunyan

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Sadler
mezzotint, (1685)
NPG D916

D24296

Desiderius Erasmus

by Richard Houston, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, probably 18th century
NPG D24296

D24006

John Wycliffe

by Richard Houston
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D24006

D24293

Desiderius Erasmus

by Richard Houston
mezzotint, probably mid to late 18th century
NPG D24293

D25455

Queen Elizabeth I

by Richard Houston, after Isaac Oliver
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D25455

D32190

Mrs Brooks

by Richard Houston, printed for Carington Bowles, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D32190

D1115

Mrs Brooks

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D1115

D2485

Samuel Greatheed

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D2485

D2487

Samuel Greatheed

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D2487

D9362

Queen Elizabeth I

by Richard Houston, printed for Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for Henry Parker, after Isaac Oliver
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D9362

D9363

Queen Elizabeth I

by Richard Houston, after Isaac Oliver
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D9363

D33367

King Henry VIII

by Richard Houston, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, published by Henry Parker
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
NPG D33367

D34175

Maria (Gunning), Countess of Coventry

by Richard Houston, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, 1750s-1760s
NPG D34175

D1952

Kitty Fisher

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D1952

D3741

Elizabeth Percy (nee Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D3741

D3890

Penelope Pitt (nee Atkins), Lady Rivers when Mrs Pitt

by Richard Houston, after Penelope Carwardine
mezzotint
NPG D3890

D4093

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by Richard Houston, printed for Robert Sayer, after Benjamin Wilson
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
NPG D4093