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John Goldar

(1729-1795), Engraver and printseller

Artist associated with 45 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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King Edward I ('Longshanks'), by John Goldar - NPG D23679

King Edward I ('Longshanks')

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

King Henry VI, by John Goldar - NPG D23770

King Henry VI

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

Katherine of Aragon, by John Goldar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24174

Katherine of Aragon

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

King Richard II and Anne of Bohemia, by John Goldar, after  Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon) - NPG D23721

King Richard II and Anne of Bohemia

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

King Henry VII, by John Goldar - NPG D23842

King Henry VII

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

King Henry VIII, by John Goldar - NPG D24933

King Henry VIII

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

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, by John Goldar - NPG D25107

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

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

John Williams, by John Goldar - NPG D25942

John Williams

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

Sir Isaac Newton, by John Goldar, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D7655

Sir Isaac Newton

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

King Richard III, by John Goldar - NPG D23819

King Richard III

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

King Edward VI, by John Goldar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24810

King Edward VI

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

Elizabeth, Countess of Essex, by John Goldar, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30531

Elizabeth, Countess of Essex

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

Jane Hyde (née Leveson-Gower), Countess of Clarendon and Rochester, by John Goldar, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 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

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough, by John Goldar, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D16545

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

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

Mary Ann Yates as Medea in Glover's 'Medea', by John Goldar, published by  Thomas Lowndes, after  Daniel Dodd - NPG 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

Mary Ann Yates as Medea in Glover's 'Medea', by John Goldar, published by  Thomas Lowndes, after  Daniel Dodd - NPG 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

Mary Ann Yates as Medea in Glover's 'Medea', by John Goldar, published by  Thomas Lowndes, after  Daniel Dodd - NPG 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

Mary Ann Yates as Medea in Glover's 'Medea', by John Goldar, published by  Thomas Lowndes, after  Daniel Dodd - NPG 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

Sir William Morice, by John Goldar - NPG D29808

Sir William Morice

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

King Henry VIII, by John Goldar - NPG D9465

King Henry VIII

by John Goldar
line engraving, published 1784
NPG D9465

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