Richard Houston(1721 or 1722-1775), Engraver
Artist associated with 189 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.