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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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Frederick Marryat, by John Simpson - NPG 1239

Frederick Marryat

by John Simpson
oil on canvas, engraved 1826
NPG 1239

Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland, by John Simpson, after  Charles Robert Leslie - NPG 382

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

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

Clarkson Frederick Stanfield, attributed to John Simpson - NPG 2637

Clarkson Frederick Stanfield

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

Sir Herbert Taylor, by John Simpson - NPG 2878

Sir Herbert Taylor

by John Simpson
oil on canvas, exhibited 1833
NPG 2878

George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley, by William Brett, after  John Simpson - NPG D20311

George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley

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

George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley, by William Brett, after  John Simpson - NPG D33188

George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley

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

John Fleming Leicester, 1st Baron De Tabley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds, and  James Northcote, and  John Simpson - NPG D35140

John Fleming Leicester, 1st Baron De Tabley

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

James West, by Henry Meyer, after  John Simpson - NPG D37818

James West

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

James West, by Henry Meyer, after  John Simpson - NPG D37819

James West

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

Sir Charles Napier, by John Porter, published by  Colnaghi and Puckle, after  John Simpson - NPG D18715

Sir Charles Napier

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

Sir Charles Napier, by John Porter, published by  A. Somers, and published by  De Frece, after  John Simpson - NPG D38457

Sir Charles Napier

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by George Henry Phillips, after  John Simpson - NPG D13776

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Sir Charles Napier, by John Porter, published by  A. Somers, and published by  A.J. Isaacs, after  John Simpson - NPG 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

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Frederick Marryat

after John Simpson
stipple engraving, published 1826
NPG D7630

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Clarkson Frederick Stanfield

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

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Clarkson Frederick Stanfield

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

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