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Henry William Pickersgill

(1782-1875), Portrait painter

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 108 portraits
Having worked initially in the silk trade, Henry Pickersgill enrolled at the Royal Academy schools in 1805 and began exhibiting there the following year. Pickersgill was for over sixty years a constant and prolific exhibitor at the Royal Academy, where nearly four hundred of his paintings were shown. He was elected an associate in 1822 and a royal academician in 1826. During his long career, he painted nearly all of the most celebrated people of his time. In 1856, Pickersgill became librarian of the Royal Academy, and held the post until his death.

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Monk Lewis, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 421

Monk Lewis

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, engraved 1809
NPG 421

George Crabbe, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 1495

George Crabbe

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1818-1819
NPG 1495

Joseph Michael Gandy, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 5701

Joseph Michael Gandy

by Henry William Pickersgill
pencil, probably exhibited 1822
NPG 5701

John Poole, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 3807

John Poole

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, feigned oval, engraved 1827
NPG 3807

Jeremy Bentham, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 413

Jeremy Bentham

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, exhibited 1829
NPG 413

William Godwin, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 411

William Godwin

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1830
NPG 411

Sir John Conroy, 1st Bt, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 5315

Sir John Conroy, 1st Bt

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, 1837
NPG 5315

George Stephenson, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 410

George Stephenson

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1845
NPG 410

William Wordsworth, by and after Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 104

William Wordsworth

by and after Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1850
NPG 104

Robert Ferguson, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36691

Robert Ferguson

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D36691

Robert Ferguson, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36692

Robert Ferguson

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D36692

Edward Lawford, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D37205

Edward Lawford

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D37205

Sir James Affleck, Bt, by William Say, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D11309

Sir James Affleck, Bt

by William Say, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, circa 1803-1834
NPG D11309

George Burder, by Henry Meyer, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D32397

George Burder

by Henry Meyer, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1812
NPG D32397

George Burder, by Henry Meyer, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D917

George Burder

by Henry Meyer, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1812
NPG D917

Sarah Booth, by Henry Meyer, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D758

Sarah Booth

by Henry Meyer, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1813
NPG D758

Sir John Bernard Bosanquet, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D10593

Sir John Bernard Bosanquet

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D10593

Sir Digby Mackworth, Bt, by William Say, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D38107

Sir Digby Mackworth, Bt

by William Say, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1818
NPG D38107

Sir Digby Mackworth, Bt, by William Say, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D3722

Sir Digby Mackworth, Bt

by William Say, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1818
NPG D3722

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson, by and published by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D37033

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson

by and published by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 29 October 1819
NPG D37033

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson, by and published by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D16017

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson

by and published by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 29 October 1819
NPG D16017

George Henry Law, by William Say, published by  Robert Cribb, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D37202

George Henry Law

by William Say, published by Robert Cribb, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1820
NPG D37202

John Pearse, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D39579

John Pearse

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, circa 1820-1826
NPG D39579

Samuel Charles Whitbread, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D4766

Samuel Charles Whitbread

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1820
NPG D4766

John Plumptre, by William Say, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D40284

John Plumptre

by William Say, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, circa 1821
NPG D40284

John Philpotts, by William Say, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D11327

John Philpotts

by William Say, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1821
NPG D11327

Hannah More, by William Henry Worthington, published by  J. Hudson, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D39018

Hannah More

by William Henry Worthington, published by J. Hudson, after Henry William Pickersgill
line engraving, published 1 March 1824
NPG D39018

Hannah More, by William Henry Worthington, published by  J. Hudson, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D20056

Hannah More

by William Henry Worthington, published by J. Hudson, after Henry William Pickersgill
line engraving, published 1 March 1824 (1821)
NPG D20056

Aaron Arrowsmith, by Thomas Anthony Dean, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D9276

Aaron Arrowsmith

by Thomas Anthony Dean, after Henry William Pickersgill
stipple engraving, published 4 January 1825
NPG D9276

William Draper Best, 1st Baron Wynford, when Sir William Best, by William Say, published by  Robert Cribb & Son, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36215

William Draper Best, 1st Baron Wynford, when Sir William Best

by William Say, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1825
NPG D36215

William Draper Best, 1st Baron Wynford, when Sir William Best, by William Say, published by  Robert Cribb & Son, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36216

William Draper Best, 1st Baron Wynford, when Sir William Best

by William Say, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 2 February 1825
NPG D36216

James Cornwallis, 4th Earl Cornwallis, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D34147

James Cornwallis, 4th Earl Cornwallis

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1826
NPG D34147

John Poole, by George Clint, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D40345

John Poole

by George Clint, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, (circa 1826)
NPG D40345

Jeremy Bentham, by Charles Fox, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D17005

Jeremy Bentham

by Charles Fox, after Henry William Pickersgill
engraved steel plate, 1838 (circa 1829)
NPG D17005

William Gordon, by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D34633

William Gordon

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, mid 19th century
NPG D34633

Mountstuart Elphinstone, by Charles Edward Wagstaff, printed by  R. Lloyd, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36169

Mountstuart Elphinstone

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, printed by R. Lloyd, after Henry William Pickersgill
mixed-method engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D36169

Michael Faraday, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36649

Michael Faraday

by Samuel Cousins, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1 February 1830
NPG D36649

Michael Faraday, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36650

Michael Faraday

by Samuel Cousins, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1 February 1830
NPG D36650

Hon. Jacob Marsham, by William James Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D38276

Hon. Jacob Marsham

by William James Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1830-1840
NPG D38276

Arthur Stanhope, by John Samuelson Templeton, printed by  Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D41864

Arthur Stanhope

by John Samuelson Templeton, printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
lithograph, circa 1830-1834 (exhibited 1824)
NPG D41864

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean), by Conrad Cook, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D5414

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)

by Conrad Cook, after Henry William Pickersgill
stipple engraving, 1830s
NPG D5414

Lord Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend, by George Thomas Payne, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D17859

Lord Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend

by George Thomas Payne, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1830s (exhibited 1832)
NPG D17859

Michael Faraday, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D18780

Michael Faraday

by Samuel Cousins, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1 February 1830
NPG D18780

Sir John Bowring, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D32026

Sir John Bowring

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1832
NPG D32026

John Samuel Murray, by Edward Francis Finden, published by  Charles Tilt, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D1373

John Samuel Murray

by Edward Francis Finden, published by Charles Tilt, after Henry William Pickersgill
engraving, 1833
NPG D1373

James Tate, by Samuel Cousins, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D40819

James Tate

by Samuel Cousins, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, (1834)
NPG D40819

James Tate, by Samuel Cousins, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D40820

James Tate

by Samuel Cousins, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, (1834)
NPG D40820

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by and published by Charles Turner, and published by  Colnaghi & Co, and published by  J. Watson, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D42734

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by and published by Charles Turner, and published by Colnaghi & Co, and published by J. Watson, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 14 May 1834
NPG D42734

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, by Samuel Cousins, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D32593

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Samuel Cousins, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1835 (1833)
NPG D32593

James Hadden, by Joseph Epenetus Coombs, printed by  Lahee & Co, published by  John Hay, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D35101

James Hadden

by Joseph Epenetus Coombs, printed by Lahee & Co, published by John Hay, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 8 June 1835
NPG D35101

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Colnaghi, Son & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D38202

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Samuel Cousins, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 13 April 1835 (1833)
NPG D38202

Sir George Murray, by and published by Charles Fox, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D42735

Sir George Murray

by and published by Charles Fox, after Henry William Pickersgill
stipple engraving, published 20 August 1835
NPG D42735

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt, by William James Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D3015

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by William James Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1835
NPG D3015

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