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John Goldar (1729-1795), Engraver and printseller

Artist associated with 44 portraits
John Goldar was a line and stipple engraver. During the 1760s, he engraved at least fourteen humorous paintings by John Collet, an artist dubbed 'the second Hogarth', eleven of which were commissioned by the publisher and picture dealer Thomas Bradford. He engraved copies of other comic paintings by a variety of artists including Herbert Pugh, Philip Dawes and Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, for the printsellers and picture dealers Henry Parker, John Wesson and Robert Sayer. Goldar exhibited with the Society of Artists from 1769 to 1772. He produced numerous portraits and views of naval battles for James Harrison's edition of Paul de Rapin-Thoyras's History of England (1784-6).

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D23679

King Edward I ('Longshanks')

by John Goldar
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23679

D23770

King Henry VI

by John Goldar
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23770

D24174

Katherine of Aragon

by John Goldar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24174

D23721

King Richard II and Anne of Bohemia

by John Goldar, after Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon)
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D23721

D23842

King Henry VII

by John Goldar
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D23842

D24933

King Henry VIII

by John Goldar
line engraving, possibly mid to late 18th century
NPG D24933

D25107

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

by John Goldar
line engraving, probably mid to late 18th century
NPG D25107

D25942

John Williams

by John Goldar
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D25942

D7655

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Goldar, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1755-1795 (1702)
NPG D7655

D23819

King Richard III

by John Goldar
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D23819

D24810

King Edward VI

by John Goldar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably late 18th century
NPG D24810

D30531

Elizabeth, Countess of Essex

by John Goldar, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D30531

D31330

Jane Hyde (née Leveson-Gower), Countess of Clarendon and Rochester

by John Goldar, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D31330

D16545

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by John Goldar, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D16545

D8934

Mary Ann Yates as Medea in Glover's 'Medea'

by John Goldar, published by Thomas Lowndes, after Daniel Dodd
line engraving, published 1777
NPG D8934

D8935

Mary Ann Yates as Medea in Glover's 'Medea'

by John Goldar, published by Thomas Lowndes, after Daniel Dodd
line engraving, published 1777
NPG D8935

D8936

Mary Ann Yates as Medea in Glover's 'Medea'

by John Goldar, published by Thomas Lowndes, after Daniel Dodd
line engraving, published 1777
NPG D8936

D8937

Mary Ann Yates as Medea in Glover's 'Medea'

by John Goldar, published by Thomas Lowndes, after Daniel Dodd
hand-coloured line engraving, published 1777
NPG D8937

D29808

Sir William Morice

by John Goldar
line engraving, published 18 December 1784
NPG D29808

D9465

King Henry VIII

by John Goldar
line engraving, published 1784
NPG D9465

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