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Ozias Humphry (1742-1810), Painter

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 43 portraits
Ozias Humphry trained under miniaturist Samuel Collins in Bath before moving to London in 1764. He established himself as a successful miniature portraitist, exhibiting at the Society of Artists from 1765 to 1771. Humphry damaged his eyes in a horse riding accident in 1772, after which he found it hard to paint miniatures. He spent several years abroad: from 1773 to 1777 he was in Italy, learning to paint in oils, and from 1785 to 1787 he travelled in India, producing many miniatures and sketches. His failing eyesight caused him to take up pastels, and he become portrait painter in crayons to the king in 1792. Five years later, Humphry went blind and was forced to give up painting.

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D36387

Ozias Humphry

by and published by Valentine Green, published by John Boydell, or published by Josiah Boydell, published by Henry Parker, published by Robert Sayer, after George Romney
mezzotint, published 18 May 1772 (1772)
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D1618

Ozias Humphry

by Valentine Green, after George Romney
mezzotint, published 1772 (1772)
NPG D1618

D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D10716

D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D36021

D12079

Ozias Humphry

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 3 January 1806 (1793)
NPG D12079

D14140

Ozias Humphry

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 3 January 1806 (1793)
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D17622

Ozias Humphry

by Henry Bone, after George Romney
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1809 (1772)
NPG D17622