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James Bretherton (circa 1730-1806), Engraver and printseller

Artist associated with 42 portraits
A London etcher and publisher of his own work, James Bretherton was known for his etchings after old masters and contemporary artists. He was very skilled in both stipple engraving and aquatinting and produced a number of memorable works of art based upon the satirical designs of H.W. Bunbury. His son, Charles Bretherton, was also an accomplished etcher.

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D27352

Charles Christian Reisen

by James Bretherton, after John Vanderbank
etching, published 1762
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D5494

Henry Herbert, 9th Earl of Pembroke

by James Bretherton
etching, published 1762
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D23757

King Henry VI

by James Bretherton
stipple engraving, late 18th century
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D26479

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

by James Bretherton, after Robert Cooper
etching, late 18th century
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D28020

Thomas Allen

by James Bretherton
etching, late 18th century
NPG D28020

D28712

Oliver Cromwell

by James Bretherton, after Samuel Cooper
etching, late 18th century
NPG D28712

D3223

Jonas Hanway

by James Bretherton, after Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron Bolton
etching, circa 1770-1780
NPG D3223

D13797

Oliver Goldsmith

by James Bretherton, after Henry William Bunbury
etching, late 18th century
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D14795

Jonas Hanway

by James Bretherton, after Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron Bolton
etching, circa 1770-1780
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D32108

George Stubbs

by James Bretherton, after Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron Bolton
etching, 1773-1775
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D35065

Joseph Gulston

by James Watson, printed and published by James Bretherton, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
mezzotint, published 1 April 1776
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D35615

John Hawkesworth

by James Watson, published by James Bretherton, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 April 1776 (1769-1772)
NPG D35615

D37477

Margaret Bingham (née Smith), Countess of Lucan

by James Watson, printed and published by James Bretherton, after Angelica Kauffmann
mezzotint, published 1 April 1776
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D37478

Margaret Bingham (née Smith), Countess of Lucan

by James Watson, printed and published by James Bretherton, after Angelica Kauffmann
mezzotint, published 1 April 1776
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D13257

Hon. Henry Hastings

by James Bretherton, after Unknown artist
etching, 1782
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D6910

Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 14 July 1784
NPG D6910

D9691

Charles Wolfran Cornwall

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 14 July 1784
NPG D9691

D9749

'The mirror of patriotism' (Charles James Fox; Oliver Cromwell (in mirror))

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 20 January 1784
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D9750

Charles James Fox ('A hasty sketch of yesterday's business')

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 3 March 1784
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D9798

Francis Seymour Conway, 2nd Marquess of Hertford

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 14 July 1784
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