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Richard Earlom

(1743-1822), Engraver

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 107 portraits
One of the greatest mezzotint and stipple engravers of his day, Richard Earlom was apprenticed to the London based engraver, G.B. Cipriani and studied at the St Martin's Lane Academy. He won many prizes for his drawings and engravings. In 1774, he began work for John Boydell for whom he created three hundred plates after Claude, published as the Liber Veritas (1777-1819). He also created for Boydell fifty-one plates after Cipriani. Earlom engraved outstanding works both after the designs of his contemporaries and after the old masters. Boydell commissioned his talents for some of the most famous plates in The Houghton Gallery and The Shakespeare Gallery.

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Unknown gentleman, possibly Sir Thomas Overbury, previously known as William Shakespeare, by Richard Earlom, after  Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist - NPG D4207

Unknown gentleman, possibly Sir Thomas Overbury, previously known as William Shakespeare

by Richard Earlom, after Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
mezzotint, (circa 1610)
NPG D4207

Sir Stephen Fox, by Richard Earlom, after  John James Backer - NPG D2012

Sir Stephen Fox

by Richard Earlom, after John James Backer
mezzotint, 1701
NPG D2012

Sir Stephen Fox, by Richard Earlom, after  John James Backer - NPG D2013

Sir Stephen Fox

by Richard Earlom, after John James Backer
mezzotint, 1701
NPG D2013

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, by Richard Earlom, after  Titian - NPG D24768

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

by Richard Earlom, after Titian
mezzotint, mid 18th-early 19th century
NPG D24768

Thomas Newton, by Richard Earlom, published by  John Boydell, after  Benjamin West - NPG D38749

Thomas Newton

by Richard Earlom, published by John Boydell, after Benjamin West
mezzotint, published 1 December 1767
NPG D38749

Elizabeth Bridgetta Gulston (née Stepney), by Richard Earlom, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Hugh Douglas Hamilton - NPG D35068

Elizabeth Bridgetta Gulston (née Stepney)

by Richard Earlom, published by Robert Sayer, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
mezzotint, published 4 December 1771
NPG D35068

James Macardell, by Richard Earlom, published by  Robert Sayer, after  James Macardell - NPG D38058

James Macardell

by Richard Earlom, published by Robert Sayer, after James Macardell
mezzotint, published 20 April 1771 (1765)
NPG D38058

James Macardell, by Richard Earlom, published by  Robert Sayer, after  James Macardell - NPG D38059

James Macardell

by Richard Earlom, published by Robert Sayer, after James Macardell
mezzotint, published 20 April 1771 (1765)
NPG D38059

Sir Edward Astley, 4th Bt, by Richard Earlom, after  Benjamin West - NPG D7416

Sir Edward Astley, 4th Bt

by Richard Earlom, after Benjamin West
mezzotint, 1771 or after
NPG D7416

Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, by Richard Earlom, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Hugh Douglas Hamilton - NPG D20145

Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh

by Richard Earlom, published by Robert Sayer, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
mezzotint, published 1 May 1771
NPG D20145

The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Painting in the Year 1771, by Richard Earlom, after  Michael Vincent (or Charles) Brandoin - NPG D21302

The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Painting in the Year 1771

by Richard Earlom, after Michael Vincent (or Charles) Brandoin
mezzotint, published 1772
NPG D21302

The Academicians of the Royal Academy, by Richard Earlom, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D21304

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox, by Richard Earlom, published by  John Boydell, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D39737

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox

by Richard Earlom, published by John Boydell, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, published 1 September 1773
NPG D39737

John Gregory, by Richard Earlom, after  Sir George Chalmers - NPG D34919

John Gregory

by Richard Earlom, after Sir George Chalmers
mezzotint, published 15 August 1774
NPG D34919

John Gregory, by Richard Earlom, after  Sir George Chalmers - NPG D34920

John Gregory

by Richard Earlom, after Sir George Chalmers
mezzotint, published 15 August 1774
NPG D34920

William Hanbury, by Richard Earlom, after  Edward Penny - NPG D14077

William Hanbury

by Richard Earlom, after Edward Penny
mezzotint, circa 1775-1800
NPG D14077

Anne Wharton (née Lee), by Richard Earlom, after  Sir Peter Lely, published by  John Boydell - NPG D27632

Anne Wharton (née Lee)

by Richard Earlom, after Sir Peter Lely, published by John Boydell
mezzotint, published 1776
NPG D27632

Anne Wharton (née Lee), by Richard Earlom, after  Sir Peter Lely, published by  John Boydell - NPG D37544

Anne Wharton (née Lee)

by Richard Earlom, after Sir Peter Lely, published by John Boydell
mezzotint, published 1776
NPG D37544

Anne Wharton (née Lee), by Richard Earlom, after  Sir Peter Lely, published by  John Boydell - NPG D37545

Anne Wharton (née Lee)

by Richard Earlom, after Sir Peter Lely, published by John Boydell
mezzotint, published 1776
NPG D37545

possibly Thomas Chaloner, by Richard Earlom, after  George Farington, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D32819

possibly Thomas Chaloner

by Richard Earlom, after George Farington, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, published 1778
NPG D32819

possibly Thomas Chaloner, by Richard Earlom, after  George Farington, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D32820

possibly Thomas Chaloner

by Richard Earlom, after George Farington, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, published 1778
NPG D32820

possibly Thomas Chaloner, by Richard Earlom, after  George Farington, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D32821

possibly Thomas Chaloner

by Richard Earlom, after George Farington, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, published 1778
NPG D32821

Samuel Barrington, by Richard Earlom, printed for  Robert Sayer, printed for  John Bennett, after  Benjamin Wilson - NPG D21464

Samuel Barrington

by Richard Earlom, printed for Robert Sayer, printed for John Bennett, after Benjamin Wilson
mezzotint, published 20 September 1779
NPG D21464

Samuel Barrington, by Richard Earlom, printed for  Robert Sayer, printed for  John Bennett, after  Benjamin Wilson - NPG D643

Samuel Barrington

by Richard Earlom, printed for Robert Sayer, printed for John Bennett, after Benjamin Wilson
mezzotint, published 20 September 1779
NPG D643

Samuel Barrington, by Richard Earlom, printed for  Robert Sayer, printed for  John Bennett, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D641

Samuel Barrington

by Richard Earlom, printed for Robert Sayer, printed for John Bennett, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 12 February 1780
NPG D641

Samuel Barrington, by Richard Earlom, printed for  Robert Sayer, printed for  John Bennett, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D642

Samuel Barrington

by Richard Earlom, printed for Robert Sayer, printed for John Bennett, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 12 February 1780
NPG D642

Richard Kempenfelt, by Richard Earlom, published by  John Boydell, after  Tilly Kettle - NPG D36828

Richard Kempenfelt

by Richard Earlom, published by John Boydell, after Tilly Kettle
mezzotint, published 1782 (exhibited 1782)
NPG D36828

Richard Kempenfelt, by Richard Earlom, published by  John Boydell, after  Tilly Kettle - NPG D36829

Richard Kempenfelt

by Richard Earlom, published by John Boydell, after Tilly Kettle
mezzotint, published 22 October 1782 (exhibited 1782)
NPG D36829

George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave, by Richard Earlom, after  John Francis Rigaud - NPG D37979

George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave

by Richard Earlom, after John Francis Rigaud
mezzotint, circa 1784-1789
NPG D37979

George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave, by Richard Earlom, after  John Francis Rigaud - NPG D37980

George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave

by Richard Earlom, after John Francis Rigaud
mezzotint, circa 1784-1789
NPG D37980

George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave, by Richard Earlom, after  John Francis Rigaud - NPG D4614

George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave

by Richard Earlom, after John Francis Rigaud
mezzotint, circa 1784-1789
NPG D4614

Emma Hamilton ('Alope'), by Richard Earlom, published by  John Boydell, published by  Josiah Boydell, after  George Romney - NPG D35240

Emma Hamilton ('Alope')

by Richard Earlom, published by John Boydell, published by Josiah Boydell, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1787
NPG D35240

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield, by Richard Earlom, published by  John Boydell, published by  Josiah Boydell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D35669

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

by Richard Earlom, published by John Boydell, published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1788 (1787)
NPG D35669

Samuel Barrington, by Richard Earlom, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D21463

Samuel Barrington

by Richard Earlom, published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 March 1791
NPG D21463

Brook Taylor, by Richard Earlom, after  Unknown artist - NPG D6930

Brook Taylor

by Richard Earlom, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1793
NPG D6930

Sir John Colpoys, by Richard Earlom, after  Domenico Pellegrini - NPG D34049

Sir John Colpoys

by Richard Earlom, after Domenico Pellegrini
mezzotint, published 1797
NPG D34049

Sir Robert Harland, 1st Bt, by Richard Earlom, published by  Benjamin Beale Evans, after  Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt) - NPG D35443

Sir Robert Harland, 1st Bt

by Richard Earlom, published by Benjamin Beale Evans, after Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)
mezzotint, published 1 May 1798
NPG D35443

Sir Charles Thompson, Bt, by Richard Earlom, after  Thomas Gainsborough - NPG D40421

Sir Charles Thompson, Bt

by Richard Earlom, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, 1800 (1774)
NPG D40421

Horatio Nelson, by Richard Earlom, published by  Josiah Boydell, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D38484

Horatio Nelson

by Richard Earlom, published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 9 January 1806
NPG D38484

William Pitt, by Richard Earlom, published by  Josiah Boydell, after  Gainsborough Dupont - NPG D40240

William Pitt

by Richard Earlom, published by Josiah Boydell, after Gainsborough Dupont
mezzotint, published 1 August 1806 (1792)
NPG D40240

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