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John Thane (1748-1818), Printseller

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 87 portraits
John Thane, printseller and engraver, carried on business for many years in Soho, London, and became famous for his expert knowledge of pictures, coins and medals. A friend of Joseph Strutt, engraver and antiquary, he published Strutt's Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of England in 1773. From around 1781, when he took on a second print shop, Thane became a significant publisher of contemporary stipple pictures. He was the editor and publisher of British Autography: a collection of the Facsimiles of the Handwriting of Royal and Illustrious Personages, with their Authentic Portraits (1788-93).

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D24017

William Lyndwood

probably by John Thane
etching, late 18th century
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D25753

Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset

printed and published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
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D25760

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

printed and published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
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D27246

Sir William Dick

after Robert Vaughan, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D28393

Anne Howard (née Dacre), Countess of Arundel

by John Record, after Wenceslaus Hollar, after Lucas Vorsterman, published by John Thane
etching, late 18th century
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D28713

Oliver Cromwell

after Sir Peter Lely, published by John Thane
etching, late 18th to early 19th century
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D28750

Richard Cromwell

after Robert Walker, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D28770

James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby

after Sir Anthony van Dyck, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D28770

D28898

Hugh Peter (Peters)

after Unknown artist, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D28944

Bulstrode Whitelocke

after Unknown artist, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D29000

Sir Henry Slingsby, Bt

after Unknown artist, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D29002

Sir John Danvers

after Unknown artist, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D29140

Sir James Ware

after Unknown artist, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D29350

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

after David Loggan, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D29394

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

published by John Thane, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D29427

Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

published by John Thane, after William Sherwin
etching, late 18th to early 19th century
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D29444

John Campbell, 1st Earl of Loudoun

after Abraham Simon, published by John Thane
etching, late 18th to early 19th century
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D29470

Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

after Abraham Diepenbeeck, published by John Thane
etching and line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D29470

D29503

Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey

after Unknown artist, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D29503

D29800

Sir Edward Nicholas

after Adriaen Hanneman, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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