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Thomas Wright (1792-1849), Painter and engraver

Artist associated with 44 portraits
Served an apprenticeship with Henry Meyer. In around 1817, he began to practise independently as a stipple engraver and executed portraits in pencil and miniature. He made plates for Mrs Anna Jameson's The Beauties of the Court of King Charles II (1831-33) and also some of the plates, after Holbein, Walker and van Dyck, for Edmund Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain (1823-34). Wright spent time in Russia: from 1822-1826 and for fifteen years from 1830, working under court patronage. There he brought out a series of portraits entitled Les Contemporains Russes, drawn and engraved by himself and published in St Petersburg.

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D25755

Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset

by Thomas Wright
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D25755

D25804

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by Thomas Wright
stipple and line engraving, probably 19th century
NPG D25804

D28852

Arthur Jackson

possibly by Thomas Wright
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D28852

D8084

James Harmer

by Thomas Wright, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D8084

D10679

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by Thomas Wright, published by and after George Dawe
stipple engraving, published 24 May 1819
NPG D10679

D10701

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by Thomas Wright, after George Dawe
stipple engraving, published 1819
NPG D10701

D25497

George Gascoigne

by Thomas Wright
stipple engraving, 1820
NPG D25497

D25572

John Day

by Thomas Wright
stipple engraving, 1820
NPG D25572

D26744

Ralph Brownrigg

by Thomas Wright
stipple engraving, 1820
NPG D26744

D27858

Sir Henry Spelman

by Thomas Wright
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D27858

D30434

Mary Beale

by Thomas Wright, after Mary Beale
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D30434

D10954

Louisa Demont

by Thomas Wright, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D10954

D38642

Maria Rebecca Davison (née Duncan) as Maria

by Thomas Wright, published by Simpkin, Marshall & Chapel, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D38642

D38648

William Farren as Lovegold in Fielding's 'The Miser'

by Thomas Wright, published by Simpkin and Marshall, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D38648

D38655

Julia Glover (née Betterton) as Estifania in Fletcher's 'Rule and Wife and Have a Wife'

by Thomas Wright, published by Simpkin and Marshall, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D38655

D38671

James William Wallack as Rugantino

by Thomas Charles Wageman, published by Simpkin and Marshall, after Thomas Wright
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D38671

D38677

James Pimbury Wilkinson as Simpkin in Dibdin's 'The Deserter'

by Thomas Wright, published by Simpkin and Marshall, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D38677

D38686

Sarah Egerton (née Fisher) as Clarinda

by Thomas Wright, after Thomas Charles Wageman, published by Simpkin and Marshall
stipple engraving, Published 1820
NPG D38686

D42534

Alexander Waugh

by Thomas Wright, published by Francis Westley, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D42534

D8443

Edward Knight As Sim in O'Keefe's 'Wild Oats'

by Thomas Wright, published by Simpkin and Marshall, published by C. Chapple, after George Clint
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D8443

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