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William Humphrey (1742?-before 1815), Engraver and printseller

Artist associated with 69 portraits
William Humphrey was an engraver and printseller who excelled in mezzotint portraits. He was the elder brother of Hannah Humphrey, the London bookseller who distributed the work of James Gillray. Humphrey opened a print shop in 1774 from where he specialised in the publication of satirical mezzotints, publishing both his own engravings and those of other artists. He gave up publishing at the beginning of the 1780s and concentrated instead on dealing in portrait prints, acting as agent for many private collectors.

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D39238

George Vertue; Margaret Vertue (née Evans)

by William Humphrey, after George Vertue
etching, (1720)
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D871

Master Brown

by William Humphrey, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1765
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D872

Master Brown

by William Humphrey, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, published 1765
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D29011

Mr Mannock ('Mr Monox')

by William Humphrey, published by William Richardson, after Samuel Cooper
mezzotint, late 18th century
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D38874

Mr Mannock ('Mr Monox')

by William Humphrey, published by William Richardson, after Samuel Cooper
mezzotint, late 18th century
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D2073

M.R. Christmas

by and sold by William Humphrey, after M.R. Christmas
mezzotint, late 18th-early 19th century
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D2074

M.R. Christmas

by and sold by William Humphrey, after M.R. Christmas
mezzotint printed in red, late 18th-early 19th century
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D862

Jonathan Britain

by John Raphael Smith, published by William Humphrey, after Thomas Parkinson
mezzotint, published 20 November 1771
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D863

Jonathan Britain

by John Raphael Smith, published by William Humphrey, after Thomas Parkinson
mezzotint, published 20 November 1771
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D31553

John Methuen

by William Humphrey, published by William Richardson
mezzotint, published 1774
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D38381

John Methuen

by William Humphrey, published by William Richardson
mezzotint, published 1774
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D42116

John Sturt

by and published by William Humphrey, after William Faithorne Jr
mezzotint, published 15 April 1774
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D3428

Richard King

by William Humphrey, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, published 1774
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D3429

Richard King

by William Humphrey, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, published 1774
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D3430

Richard King

by William Humphrey, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, published 1774
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D4911

John Woodward

by and published by William Humphrey, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1774
On display at Foundling Museum, London, in the exhibition 'Dr Mead'
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D5722

Sir Michael Newton, 4th Bt

by William Humphrey, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1774
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D1498

Mr Colman

by William Humphrey, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1775
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D1499

Mr Colman

by William Humphrey, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1775
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