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Charles Bretherton (circa 1760-1783), Engraver and printseller; son of James Bretherton

Artist associated with 46 portraits
Despite his very short life, Charles Bretherton created a number of fine etchings based upon the works of contemporary artists. He was trained by his father, James Bretherton, who was a well-known London etcher and publisher. All of Bretherton's etchings were published by his father, and some of them were re-issued several years later by S.W. Fores. Between 1771 and 1780 Charles and James Bretherton etched numerous designs after the satirical art of Henry William Bunbury .

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D1146

John Burgoyne

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
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D2298

Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
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D2362

'Vox populi' (Charles James Fox)

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D2362

D2827

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
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D5830

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D5830

D5900

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 3 July 1782
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D9008

Richard Rigby

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9008

D9553

'Date obolum Belisario' (Isaac Barre; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne))

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 24 August 1782
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D9562

'Paradise lost'

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 July 1782
NPG D9562

D9592

Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
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D9620

Isaac Barre

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9620

D9622

Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9622

D9638

George Bodens

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 4 June 1782
NPG D9638

D9661

John Burgoyne

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
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D9665

Edmund Burke

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9665

D9675

Lord John Cavendish

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 3 July 1782
NPG D9675

D9728

Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D9728

D9742

Charles James Fox ('Vox populi')

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9742

D9758

Bamber Gascoyne

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9758

D9769

Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D9769