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John Russell

(1745-1806), Portrait painter and pastellist

Sitter associated with 6 portraits
Artist associated with 102 portraits
One of the eighteenth century's leading pastel portraitists. He was a deeply religious man who converted to Methodism in 1764. His diaries, kept throughout his life, record his concerns for his own spiritual welfare. He refused to work on Sundays or to go out to dinner, afraid of the blasphemous conversation he might hear. He numbered many evangelical preachers among his sitters including Rowland Hill. In 1770 Russell turned from oils to pastel, using grey or blue paper and smudging before accenting with black chalk.

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Joseph Kelway, by John Russell, after  Andrea Soldi - NPG 4213

Joseph Kelway

by John Russell, after Andrea Soldi
pastel, 1776
NPG 4213

John Russell, by John Russell - NPG 3907

John Russell

by John Russell
black, white and red chalk with some pencil on grey paper, circa 1780
NPG 3907

, by John Russell - NPG 651

by John Russell
pastel on grey paper, 1788
NPG 651

Arthur Young, by John Russell - NPG 6253

Arthur Young

by John Russell
pastel, 1794
NPG 6253

Miss Russell, by John Wright, after  John Russell - NPG D39947

Miss Russell

by John Wright, after John Russell
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D39947

Samuel Brewer, after John Russell - NPG D804

Samuel Brewer

after John Russell
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D804

Richard de Courcy, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  John Russell - NPG D1629

Richard de Courcy

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D1629

Richard de Courcy, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  John Russell - NPG D1630

Richard de Courcy

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D1630

Richard de Courcy, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  John Russell - NPG D1631

Richard de Courcy

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D1631

Torial Joss, by Robert Dunkarton, after  John Russell - NPG D3164

Torial Joss

by Robert Dunkarton, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D3164

John Edwards, by James Watson, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D36076

John Edwards

by James Watson, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 July 1772
NPG D36076

John Edwards, by James Watson, after  Carington Bowles, by  John Russell - NPG D1827

John Edwards

by James Watson, after Carington Bowles, by John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 July 1772
NPG D1827

Andrew Kinsman, by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D3433

Andrew Kinsman

by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1 January 1772
NPG D3433

John Edwards, by James Watson, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D5743

John Edwards

by James Watson, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 July 1772
NPG D5743

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, published by Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D3128

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon

published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 10 June 1773
NPG D3128

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, published by Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D16850

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon

published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 10 June 1773
NPG D16850

John Macgowan, by Richard Houston, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D38088

John Macgowan

by Richard Houston, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 25 June 1774
NPG D38088

William Percey (Piercy), by Richard Houston, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D40159

William Percey (Piercy)

by Richard Houston, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 5 July 1774
NPG D40159

Andrew Gifford, after John Russell - NPG D2433

Andrew Gifford

after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D2433

Andrew Gifford, by Richard Houston, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D2434

Andrew Gifford

by Richard Houston, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 June 1774
NPG D2434

Joseph Gwennap, by Richard Houston, after  John Russell - NPG D2829

Joseph Gwennap

by Richard Houston, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D2829

Joseph Gwennap, by Richard Houston, after  John Russell - NPG D2830

Joseph Gwennap

by Richard Houston, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D2830

Henry Peckwell, by Richard Houston, after  John Russell - NPG D3849

Henry Peckwell

by Richard Houston, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D3849

John Trotter, by Richard Houston, after  John Russell - NPG D4507

John Trotter

by Richard Houston, after John Russell
mezzotint, 1774
NPG D4507

John Macgowan, by Richard Houston, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D5660

John Macgowan

by Richard Houston, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 25 June 1774
NPG D5660

John Collett Ryland, by Richard Houston, printed for and published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D39965

John Collett Ryland

by Richard Houston, printed for and published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 17 April 1775
NPG D39965

William Romaine, by Richard Houston, printed for and published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D13748

William Romaine

by Richard Houston, printed for and published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 January 1775
NPG D13748

William Caulfield, by John Dean, after  John Russell - NPG D1236

William Caulfield

by John Dean, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1777
NPG D1236

John Collett Ryland, after John Russell - NPG D39964

John Collett Ryland

after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1778
NPG D39964

John Collett Ryland, published by Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D4123

John Collett Ryland

published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 14 March 1778
NPG D4123

John Collett Ryland, published by Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D4124

John Collett Ryland

published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 14 March 1778
NPG D4124

Samuel Wesley, by William Dickinson, published by  J. Walker, after  John Russell - NPG D15676

Samuel Wesley

by William Dickinson, published by J. Walker, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1778
NPG D15676

Rowland Hill, by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D13800

Rowland Hill

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1783
NPG D13800

John Palmer, by John Russell - NPG D39512

John Palmer

by John Russell
photographic print, (circa 1786)
NPG D39512

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, published by Photographische Gesellschaft, after  John Russell - NPG D40698

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

published by Photographische Gesellschaft, after John Russell
photogravure, (1788)
NPG D40698

Henry Wilson, by James Heath, published by  George Nicol, after  John Russell - NPG D14234

Henry Wilson

by James Heath, published by George Nicol, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1788
NPG D14234

Elizabeth Inchbald (née Simpson), by Wooding, published by  John Sewell, after  John Russell - NPG D14985

Elizabeth Inchbald (née Simpson)

by Wooding, published by John Sewell, after John Russell
line engraving, published 1788
NPG D14985

Elizabeth Inchbald (née Simpson), by Wooding, published by  John Sewell, after  John Russell - NPG D16734

Elizabeth Inchbald (née Simpson)

by Wooding, published by John Sewell, after John Russell
hand-coloured line engraving, published 1788
NPG D16734

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, by Léon Richeton, after  John Russell - NPG D20986

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

by Léon Richeton, after John Russell
etching, (1788)
NPG D20986

Phillips Glover, by James Watson, after  John Russell - NPG D2406

Phillips Glover

by James Watson, after John Russell
mezzotint, 1789-1790
NPG D2406

Phillips Glover, by James Watson, after  John Russell - NPG D2407

Phillips Glover

by James Watson, after John Russell
mezzotint, 1789-1790
NPG D2407

Francis Willis, by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D4816

Francis Willis

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1789
NPG D4816

Edward Topham, by Peltro William Tomkins, published by  J.F. Tomkins, after  John Russell - NPG D15347

Edward Topham

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by J.F. Tomkins, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 28 February 1790
NPG D15347

Dorothea Banks (née Hugessen), by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D15681

Dorothea Banks (née Hugessen)

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published circa 1790
NPG D15681

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D33073

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1791
NPG D33073

William Bligh, by Jean Condé, after  John Russell - NPG D1359

William Bligh

by Jean Condé, after John Russell
engraving, 1792 (1791)
NPG D1359

Thomas Sanders Dupuis, by Charles Turner, after  John Russell - NPG D36045

Thomas Sanders Dupuis

by Charles Turner, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1797
NPG D36045

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