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John James Masquerier (1778-1855), Painter

Artist associated with 32 portraits
John Masquerier was an accomplished portraitist who enjoyed a wide practice among the intellectual and artistic communities at the turn of the nineteenth century. Born in London to Huguenot parents, Masquerier returned with his family to Paris in 1789. He enrolled at the Académie Royale under the supervision of the director François André Vincent. Having witnessed many of the bloody events of the French Revolution, Masquerier escaped back to London in 1792. He entered the Royal Academy Schools, exhibiting for the first time in 1794, after which his services as a portrait painter were much in demand. Masquerier returned to Paris in 1800, where he was granted access to make drawings of Napoleon from life.

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1923

John Schanck

by John James Masquerier
oil on canvas, before 1799
NPG 1923

760

Rosoman Mountain (née Wilkinson)

after John James Masquerier
watercolour and gouache on ivory, 1806 and 1812 (before 1804)
NPG 760

445

Eliza, Lady Wrixon-Becher

by John James Masquerier
oil on canvas, circa 1815
NPG 445

D3437

John Kirby

by Charles Turner, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 20 February 1796
NPG D3437

D3438

John Kirby

by Charles Turner, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 20 February 1796
NPG D3438

D3948

Samuel Jackson Pratt

by Charles Turner, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 1802
NPG D3948

D4183

John Scott-Waring

by Charles Turner, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 1802
NPG D4183

D1628

John de Blaquiere, 1st Baron de Blaquiere

by Charles Turner, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 1803
NPG D1628

D4041

Rosoman Mountain (née Wilkinson)

by Charles Turner, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 1804
NPG D4041

D4676

Rosoman Mountain (née Wilkinson)

by Charles Turner, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 1804
NPG D4676

D35238

Emma, Lady Hamilton

by and published by William Say, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 20 May 1806
NPG D35238

D35239

Emma, Lady Hamilton

by and published by William Say, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 20 May 1806
NPG D35239

D35560

Warren Hastings

by Samuel Freeman, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John James Masquerier
stipple engraving, published 9 November 1815 (1806)
NPG D35560

D35561

Warren Hastings

by Samuel Freeman, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John James Masquerier
stipple engraving, published 9 November 1815 (1806)
NPG D35561

D35817

Eliza, Lady Wrixon-Becher when Miss O'Neill

by William Say, published by Daniel Cox, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 8 February 1815
NPG D35817

D35818

Eliza, Lady Wrixon-Becher when Miss O'Neill

by William Say, published by Daniel Cox, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 8 February 1815
NPG D35818

D35819

Eliza, Lady Wrixon-Becher when Miss O'Neill

by William Say, published by Daniel Cox, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 8 February 1815
NPG D35819

D6908

Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex

by Thomas Hodgetts, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 1816
NPG D6908

D1990

John Forbes

by William Ward, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 1822 (1813)
NPG D1990

D2388

John Forbes

by William Ward, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 1822 (1813)
NPG D2388