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John Simpson (1782-1847)

Artist associated with 16 portraits
John Simpson studied at the Royal Academy Schools, and he was for many years one of Sir Thomas Lawrence's most active assistants, completing several of his unfinished portraits after his death in 1830. Simpson lived and worked in London, where he established a successful portrait painting practice with many eminent sitters to his name. In 1834 travelled to Portugal, where he was appointed portrait painter-in-ordinary to Maria II, queen of Portugal

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1239

Frederick Marryat

by John Simpson
oil on canvas, engraved 1826
NPG 1239

382

Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland

by John Simpson, after Charles Robert Leslie
oil on canvas, (1829)
NPG 382

2637

Clarkson Frederick Stanfield

attributed to John Simpson
oil on canvas, circa 1829
NPG 2637

2878

Sir Herbert Taylor

by John Simpson
oil on canvas, exhibited 1833
NPG 2878

D20311

George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley

by William Brett, after John Simpson
mezzotint, circa 1824-1827
NPG D20311

D33188

George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley

by William Brett, after John Simpson
mezzotint, (1825)
NPG D33188

D35140

John Fleming Leicester, 1st Baron De Tabley

after Sir Joshua Reynolds, and James Northcote, and John Simpson
mezzotint, (1826)
NPG D35140

D37818

James West

by Henry Meyer, after John Simpson
mezzotint, published 21 July 1830
NPG D37818

D37819

James West

by Henry Meyer, after John Simpson
mezzotint, published 21 July 1830
NPG D37819

D18715

Sir Charles Napier

by John Porter, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, after John Simpson
mezzotint, published 26 July 1841
NPG D18715

D13776

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Henry Phillips, after John Simpson
mezzotint, published 1852 (1836)
NPG D13776

D7630

Frederick Marryat

after John Simpson
stipple engraving, published 1826
NPG D7630

D831

Clarkson Frederick Stanfield

by William Say, published by Walter Benjamin Tiffin, after John Simpson
mezzotint, published 1 January 1834
NPG D831

D11349

Clarkson Frederick Stanfield

by William Say, published by Walter Benjamin Tiffin, after John Simpson
mezzotint, published 1834
NPG D11349

D38457

Sir Charles Napier

by John Porter, published by A. Somers, and published by De Frece, after John Simpson
mezzotint, circa 1850s
NPG D38457

D38456

Sir Charles Napier

by John Porter, published by A. Somers, and published by A.J. Isaacs, after John Simpson
mezzotint, published 1 March 1854
NPG D38456