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William Dickinson

(1746-1823), Engraver and printseller

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 84 portraits
It is unknown where Dickinson trained as an engraver, but in 1773 he began publishing his own prints. By 1778, he had entered into partnership with the engraver Thomas Watson. They took over the print shop of Walter Shropshire in New Bond Street, where they had a stock of plates based on modern artists including Reynolds. Watson died in 1781 but Dickinson continued with the business. He built up a large stock of modern plates and in 1791 he was appointed engraver to the Prince of Wales. Two years later, he went bankrupt. He moved to France in 1797 where he worked as a mezzotint engraver. In Paris, he engraved portraits of the king of Saxony in 1811 and of the Emperor Napoleon in 1815.

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John Mudge, by William Dickinson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39079

John Mudge

by William Dickinson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1752)
NPG D39079

John Mudge, by William Dickinson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39080

John Mudge

by William Dickinson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1752)
NPG D39080

John Rhudde, by William Dickinson, after  John Michael Williams - NPG D4007

John Rhudde

by William Dickinson, after John Michael Williams
mezzotint, 1757
NPG D4007

John Rhudde, by William Dickinson, after  John Michael Williams - NPG D4008

John Rhudde

by William Dickinson, after John Michael Williams
mezzotint, 1757
NPG D4008

King George II, by William Dickinson, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D32864

King George II

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, circa 1766 (1759)
NPG D32864

King George II, by William Dickinson, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D32865

King George II

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, circa 1766 (1759)
NPG D32865

John Wilkes, by William Dickinson, published by  S. Sledge, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D37523

John Wilkes

by William Dickinson, published by S. Sledge, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1768
NPG D37523

John Wilkes, by William Dickinson, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D4799

John Wilkes

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1768
NPG D4799

James Worsdale, by William Dickinson, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D4914

James Worsdale

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1769
NPG D4914

James Worsdale, by William Dickinson, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D5764

James Worsdale

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1769
NPG D5764

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset) when Baroness von Imhoff, by William Dickinson, published by  Carington Bowles, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D36438

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset) when Baroness von Imhoff

by William Dickinson, published by Carington Bowles, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D36438

H. Fleet, by William Dickinson - NPG D36988

H. Fleet

by William Dickinson
mezzotint, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D36988

Miss Nailer (Naylor) as Hebe, by William Dickinson, published by  Carington Bowles, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D38449

Miss Nailer (Naylor) as Hebe

by William Dickinson, published by Carington Bowles, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D38449

Sir John Taylor, Bt, by William Dickinson, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D40846

Sir John Taylor, Bt

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, 1770s-1780s
NPG D40846

Elizabeth Ann Sheridan (née Linley) as St Cecilia, by William Dickinson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D40701

Elizabeth Ann Sheridan (née Linley) as St Cecilia

by William Dickinson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, late 18th century (1775)
NPG D40701

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset) when Mrs Imhoff, by William Dickinson, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D2957

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset) when Mrs Imhoff

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D2957

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset), by William Dickinson, published by  Carington Bowles, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D15323

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset)

by William Dickinson, published by Carington Bowles, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D15323

Mary Ann Yates in the character of Medea, by William Dickinson, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D36243

Mary Ann Yates in the character of Medea

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1 January 1771
NPG D36243

Mary Ann Yates in the character of Medea, by William Dickinson, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D36244

Mary Ann Yates in the character of Medea

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1771
NPG D36244

Mary Ann Yates in the character of Medea, by William Dickinson, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D36245

Mary Ann Yates in the character of Medea

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1 January 1771
NPG D36245

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