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Charles Bretherton

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

Artist associated with 47 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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William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne), by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D45918

William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne)

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D45918

John Burgoyne, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D1146

John Burgoyne

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D1146

Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D2298

Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D2298

'Vox populi' (Charles James Fox), by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D2362

'Vox populi' (Charles James Fox)

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

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D2827

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D2827

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D5830

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

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

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D5900

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 3 July 1782
NPG D5900

Richard Rigby, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9008

Richard Rigby

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

'Date obolum Belisario' (Isaac Barré; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne)), by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9553

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

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 24 August 1782
NPG D9553

'Paradise lost', by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9562

'Paradise lost'

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

Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9592

Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9592

Isaac Barré, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9620

Isaac Barré

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

Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9622

Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst

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

George Bodens, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9638

George Bodens

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

John Burgoyne, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9661

John Burgoyne

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9661

Edmund Burke, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9665

Edmund Burke

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

Lord John Cavendish, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9675

Lord John Cavendish

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

Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9728

Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham

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

Charles James Fox ('Vox populi'), by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9742

Charles James Fox ('Vox populi')

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

Bamber Gascoyne, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9758

Bamber Gascoyne

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

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