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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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1399

George Stubbs

after Ozias Humphry
watercolour and pencil, (1777-1779)
NPG 1399

L223

Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by Ozias Humphry
oil on canvas, circa 1780-1783
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L223

5894

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by Ozias Humphry
pencil, chalk and watercolour, 1783
NPG 5894

6284

John Carnac

by Ozias Humphry
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1786
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6284

323

Joseph Strutt

by Ozias Humphry
pastel, 1791-1797
NPG 323

1233

Francis Haward

by Ozias Humphry
pastel, 1794
NPG 1233

D22570

Edward Edwards

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Ozias Humphry
etching, (1777)
NPG D22570

D22589

Ann Pitt

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Ozias Humphry
etching, (1777)
NPG D22589

D9494

Dominic Serres

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Ozias Humphry
etching, (1778)
NPG D9494

D18000

Dominic Serres

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Ozias Humphry
etching, (1778)
NPG D18000

D18001

John Hoole

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Ozias Humphry
etching, (1784)
NPG D18001

D14468

John Hoole

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Ozias Humphry
etching, (1784)
NPG D14468

D39286

Sir John Trenchard; John William Hippisley Trenchard

by and published by Charles Bestland, and by Joseph Singleton, after Ozias Humphry
stipple engraving; etching and aquatint, published 18 August 1789
NPG D39286

D7709

William Julius Mickle

by Charles Bestland, after Ozias Humphry
stipple engraving, published 1789
NPG D7709

D2814

William Fulke Greville

by Jean Condé, after Ozias Humphry
stipple engraving, published 1791
NPG D2814

D14978

William Fulke Greville

by and published by Jean Condé, after Ozias Humphry
stipple engraving, published 24 October 1791
NPG D14978

D19320

James Wyatt

by Joseph Singleton, after Ozias Humphry
stipple engraving, (1795)
NPG D19320

D17368

Unknown boy

by Henry Bone, after Ozias Humphry
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1796 (published 1795)
NPG D17368

D13803

George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney

by Joseph Singleton, published by John Sewell, after Ozias Humphry
stipple engraving, published 25 June 1796
NPG D13803