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William Bromley (1769-1842), Engraver

Artist associated with 39 portraits
William Bromley was apprenticed to an engraver named Wooding in London. He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1786 and at the Society of Artists in 1790. He was employed to engrave several paintings commemorating the Napoleonic wars, including A.W. Devis's Death of Nelson (1812) and Thomas Lawrence's portrait of the Duke of Wellington (1818). In 1822, Bromley began exhibiting engravings of the Elgin marbles. These were made for the trustees of the British Museum after Henry Corbould's drawings. He continued to exhibit these engravings nearly every year until 1835. Bromley was the first of a large family of engravers, including his sons John Charles and James Bromley.

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D3218

George Frideric Handel

by William Bromley, after Thomas Hudson
line engraving, published 1786
NPG D3218

D5575

Robert Raikes

by William Bromley, published by John Sewell, after Samuel Drummond
line engraving, published 1 December 1788
NPG D5575

D5249

Moses Mendes

by William Bromley, after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, published 1792
NPG D5249

D11270

Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey) ('Lady Jane Grey Declining the Crown')

by William Bromley, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, published 1793
NPG D11270

D1020

Daines Barrington

by William Bromley, after Samuel Drummond
line engraving, published 1795
NPG D1020

D35567

Warren Hastings

by William Bromley
line engraving, published 29 June 1797
NPG D35567

D35568

Warren Hastings

by William Bromley
line engraving, published 29 June 1797
NPG D35568

D15005

Warren Hastings

by and published by William Bromley, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 29 June 1797
NPG D15005

D33167

King George III

published by William Bromley, after Sir Richard Westmacott
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D33167

D23716

King Richard II

by William Bromley, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23716

D35390

William Drake

by William Bromley
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D35390

D17019

Victors of the Nile

by William Bromley, and by John George Landseer, and by William Satchwell Leney (Lenney), published by Robert Bowyer, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, published 1803
NPG D17019

D34387

David Garrick ('Richard the Third')

by William Bromley, after John Boultbee, after Francis Hayman
stipple and line engraving, after 1806 (1760)
NPG D34387

D25630

Henri IV, King of France

by William Bromley, after Boizet
line engraving, published 1812
NPG D25630

D30913

Sir George Wheler

by William Bromley, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1816
NPG D30913

D13778

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Bromley, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1818 (1814)
NPG D13778

D37311

Dorothea Khristoforovna Lieven (née Benckendorff), Princess Lieven

by William Bromley, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1823 (circa 1815)
NPG D37311

D13719

Dorothea Khristoforovna Lieven (née Benckendorff), Princess Lieven

by William Bromley, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1823 (circa 1815)
NPG D13719

D37585

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Bromley, published by Robert Bowyer, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1826
NPG D37585

D7145

John Abernethy

by William Bromley, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1827
NPG D7145

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