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Rudolph Ackermann

(1764-1834), Publisher

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 95 portraits
Born in Saxony and trained as a carriage designer, Ackermann moved to London in 1783. From 1800 he was the leading publisher of colour-plate books, decorative prints and fashionable periodicals. He was a major patron of British artists, designers and water colourists and gave near permanent employment to Thomas Rowlandson for over thirty years.

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King Alfred ('The Great'), possibly by Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D23580

King Alfred ('The Great')

possibly by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching, early 19th century
NPG D23580

Henry of Lancaster ('Henry of Grosmont'), 1st Duke of Lancaster, published by Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D23912

Henry of Lancaster ('Henry of Grosmont'), 1st Duke of Lancaster

published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23912

Walter of Merton, Bishop of Rochester, published by Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D23972

Walter of Merton, Bishop of Rochester

published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23972

Walter de Stapledon, published for Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D23995

Walter de Stapledon

published for Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23995

William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich, published for Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D23998

William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich

published for Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23998

Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln, published for Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D24022

Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln

published for Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D24022

Thomas Tesdale, published by Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D26160

Thomas Tesdale

published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26160

James King, by and published by John Raphael Smith, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D36868

James King

by and published by John Raphael Smith, published by Rudolph Ackermann
mezzotint, published 1 February 1805
NPG D36868

Horatio Nelson, by Anthony Cardon, and by  John Girtin, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Thomas Uwins, after  Simon de Koster - NPG D38488

Horatio Nelson

by Anthony Cardon, and by John Girtin, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Thomas Uwins, after Simon de Koster
line and stipple engraving, published 24 December 1805
NPG D38488

Maria Caroline Duff (née Manners), by John Samuel Agar, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Richard Cosway - NPG D35774

Maria Caroline Duff (née Manners)

by John Samuel Agar, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 1807
NPG D35774

'Kings Bench Prison', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  Joseph Constantine Stadler, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D14358

'Kings Bench Prison'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by Joseph Constantine Stadler, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 December 1808
NPG D14358

'Fleet Prison', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  Joseph Constantine Stadler, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D15285

'Fleet Prison'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by Joseph Constantine Stadler, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 September 1808
NPG D15285

'British Institution (Pall Mall)', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D15343

'British Institution (Pall Mall)'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 April 1808
NPG D15343

'The Roman Catholic Chapel', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D15460

'The Roman Catholic Chapel'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 April 1808
NPG D15460

'Board of Trade', by Thomas Sunderland, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Thomas Rowlandson, and after  Auguste Charles Pugin - NPG D48865

'Board of Trade'

by Thomas Sunderland, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Thomas Rowlandson, and after Auguste Charles Pugin
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 October 1809
NPG D48865

'Pantheon masquerade', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D14263

'Pantheon masquerade'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 March 1809
NPG D14263

'Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. Adelphi', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D14426

'Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. Adelphi'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 July 1809
NPG D14426

'Royal Circus', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D14433

'Royal Circus'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 May 1809
NPG D14433

'Sadlers Wells Theatre', by Thomas Rowlandson, and by  Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by  John Bluck, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D15620

'Sadlers Wells Theatre'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Auguste Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 June 1809
NPG D15620

Princess Amelia, by John Samuel Agar, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Anne Mee (née Foldsone) - NPG D33324

Princess Amelia

by John Samuel Agar, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Anne Mee (née Foldsone)
stipple and line engraving, published 1810
NPG D33324

John Bigland, by William Ward, published by  William Sheardown, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, published by  Longman, Hurst & Co, after  John Raphael Smith - NPG D708

John Bigland

by William Ward, published by William Sheardown, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published by Longman, Hurst & Co, after John Raphael Smith
mezzotint, published 22 March 1811
NPG D708

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham Tomb in Westminster Abbey, by Black & Hopwood, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Mackenzie - NPG D5190

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham Tomb in Westminster Abbey

by Black & Hopwood, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Mackenzie
aquatint, published 1 August 1812
NPG D5190

William Vincent, by Henry Meyer, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  William Owen - NPG D18736

William Vincent

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after William Owen
stipple engraving, published 4 February 1812
NPG D18736

Henry Chichele, published for Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D9071

Henry Chichele

published for Rudolph Ackermann
coloured etching and aquatint, 1813-1814
NPG D9071

King Henry VIII, published for Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D24934

King Henry VIII

published for Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, 1814-1815
NPG D24934

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh), by Georg Siegmund Facius, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Joseph Nollekens - NPG D37414

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by Georg Siegmund Facius, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 17 December 1814
NPG D37414

Frederick William III, King of Prussia, by Henry Meyer, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  F. Bolt - NPG D15859

Frederick William III, King of Prussia

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after F. Bolt
stipple and line engraving, published 16 July 1814
NPG D15859

Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, published by Rudolph Ackermann, probably after  Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina - NPG D15868

Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher

published by Rudolph Ackermann, probably after Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina
stipple and line engraving, published 10 March 1814
NPG D15868

Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after  Unknown artist - NPG D47406

Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby

published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Unknown artist
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, circa 1815
NPG D47406

Robert Wodelarke, published for Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D4871

Robert Wodelarke

published for Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured line engraving, 1815
NPG D4871

'The Corsican and his blood hounds at the window of the Thuilleries looking over Paris' (Napoléon Bonaparte), by Thomas Rowlandson, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D15894

'The Corsican and his blood hounds at the window of the Thuilleries looking over Paris' (Napoléon Bonaparte)

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching, published 16 April 1815
NPG D15894

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Robert Cooper, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D33513

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Robert Cooper, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1816
NPG D33513

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Henry Meyer, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D33514

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 21 October 1816
NPG D33514

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Henry Meyer, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D15867

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 22 October 1816
NPG D15867

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Robert Cooper, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D19683

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Robert Cooper, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1816
NPG D19683

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Henry Meyer, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D22137

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 22 October 1816
NPG D22137

Frederick VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, by Henry Meyer, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Walter Henry Watts - NPG D16077

Frederick VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Walter Henry Watts
stipple and line engraving, published 4 June 1818
NPG D16077

Leopold I, King of the Belgians, by Henry Meyer, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D22136

Leopold I, King of the Belgians

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 10 March 1818
NPG D22136

Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington KG &c &c Giving Orders to his Generals Previous to a General Action, by, published by and after Anker Smith, by  Thomas Heaphy, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D42614

Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington KG &c &c Giving Orders to his Generals Previous to a General Action

by, published by and after Anker Smith, by Thomas Heaphy, published by Rudolph Ackermann
line and stipple engraving, published 8 August 1822
NPG D42614

Sadik Beg ('Saith Satoore Sadek Beg'), by Richard James Lane, printed by  Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D22411

Sadik Beg ('Saith Satoore Sadek Beg')

by Richard James Lane, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Rudolph Ackermann
lithograph, published March 1824
NPG D22411

Head-dresses, October 1825, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47578

Head-dresses, October 1825

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, published 1 October 1825
NPG D47578

'Sombreros', January 1825, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47575

'Sombreros', January 1825

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, published 1 January 1825
NPG D47575

Head-dresses, October 1826, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47576

Head-dresses, October 1826

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching and line-engraving, published 1 October 1826
NPG D47576

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by William Henry Worthington, published by  Agnew & Zanetti, and published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  James Lonsdale - NPG D34825

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt

by William Henry Worthington, published by Agnew & Zanetti, and published by Rudolph Ackermann, after James Lonsdale
line engraving, published March 1827
NPG D34825

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by William Henry Worthington, published by  Agnew & Zanetti, and published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  James Lonsdale - NPG D34826

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt

by William Henry Worthington, published by Agnew & Zanetti, and published by Rudolph Ackermann, after James Lonsdale
line engraving, published March 1827
NPG D34826

Isabella Paton as the White Maid of Avenel, by G.F. Storm, published by  Martin Colnaghi, and published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Frederick Meyer - NPG D39562

Isabella Paton as the White Maid of Avenel

by G.F. Storm, published by Martin Colnaghi, and published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Frederick Meyer
stipple engraving, published 3 November 1827
NPG D39562

Isabella Paton as the White Maid of Avenel, by G.F. Storm, published by  Martin Colnaghi, and published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Frederick Meyer - NPG D39563

Isabella Paton as the White Maid of Avenel

by G.F. Storm, published by Martin Colnaghi, and published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Frederick Meyer
stipple engraving, published 3 November 1827
NPG D39563

'Carriage Dress', December 1827, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47603

'Carriage Dress', December 1827

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1827
NPG D47603

'Ball Dress', December 1827, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47605

'Ball Dress', December 1827

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1827
NPG D47605

'Morning Dress', September 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47606

'Morning Dress', September 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 September 1828
NPG D47606

'Ball Dress', January 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47607

'Ball Dress', January 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 January 1828
NPG D47607

'Carriage Costume', April 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47608

'Carriage Costume', April 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 April 1828
NPG D47608

'Ball Dress', March 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47609

'Ball Dress', March 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 March 1828
NPG D47609

'Dinner Dress', March 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47610

'Dinner Dress', March 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 March 1828
NPG D47610

'Evening Costume', May 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47611

'Evening Costume', May 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 May 1828
NPG D47611

'Evening Dress', April 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47612

'Evening Dress', April 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 April 1828
NPG D47612

'Promenade Dress', November 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47613

'Promenade Dress', November 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 November 1828
NPG D47613

'Evening Dress', February 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47614

'Evening Dress', February 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 February 1828
NPG D47614

'Evening Full Dress', September 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47615

'Evening Full Dress', September 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 September 1828
NPG D47615

'Dinner Dress', November 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47616

'Dinner Dress', November 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 November 1828
NPG D47616

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