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Richard Bentley

(1794-1871), Printer and publisher

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 63 portraits
Richard Bentley's father Edward Bentley and his uncle John Nichols jointly owned the General Evening Post. After serving an apprenticeship with his uncle, Bentley initially set up a printing establishment with his older brother, antiquarian Samuel Bentley. In 1829, however, he went into partnership with publisher Henry Colburn. After several failures, they published the highly successful monthly Standard Novels series, which ran for over twenty years. Colburn retired in 1832 and Bentley continued the business on his own. In 1837, he launched Bentley's Miscellany, which, for the first three years of its existence, was edited by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist was first published in monthly instalments in the pages of the Miscellany.

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG x11964

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by Richard Bentley
woodburytype on paper mount, 1864, published 1876
NPG x11964

Pryse Lockhart Gordon, by Henry Meyer, published by  Henry Colburn, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D34634

Pryse Lockhart Gordon

by Henry Meyer, published by Henry Colburn, published by Richard Bentley
stipple engraving, published 1830
NPG D34634

Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope, by Robert Jacob Hamerton, printed by  Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D5409

Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope

by Robert Jacob Hamerton, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Richard Bentley
lithograph, 1830s?
NPG D5409

Sir John Sinclair, 1st Bt, by Thomas Hodgetts and Son, published by  Henry Colburn, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Andrew Plimer - NPG D4255

Sir John Sinclair, 1st Bt

by Thomas Hodgetts and Son, published by Henry Colburn, published by Richard Bentley, after Andrew Plimer
mezzotint, published 1831 (1792)
NPG D4255

Lord Byron, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D46292

Lord Byron

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, published by Richard Bentley, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, published 2 December 1833 (May 1823)
NPG D46292

Mary Stuart (née Wortley Montagu), Countess of Bute, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D21525

Mary Stuart (née Wortley Montagu), Countess of Bute

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, published 1836 (1777-1779)
NPG D21525

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D35954

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, published 1836 (1783)
NPG D35954

Sir Thomas Troubridge, 1st Bt, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D39413

Sir Thomas Troubridge, 1st Bt

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving and etching, published 1836
NPG D39413

Cuthbert Collingwood, Baron Collingwood, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  William Say - NPG D13845

Cuthbert Collingwood, Baron Collingwood

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after William Say
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D13845

Mary Stuart (née Wortley Montagu), Countess of Bute, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D14131

Mary Stuart (née Wortley Montagu), Countess of Bute

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, published 1836 (1777-1779)
NPG D14131

Louisa, Countess of Albany, by William Read, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Ozias Humphry - NPG D14279

Louisa, Countess of Albany

by William Read, published by Richard Bentley, after Ozias Humphry
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D14279

Unknown woman, called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D16265

Unknown woman, called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley
line and stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D16265

Sir Charles Brisbane, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  James Northcote - NPG D14675

Sir Charles Brisbane

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after James Northcote
line engraving, published 1837
NPG D14675

Charles Mathews ('Studying four of his most celebrated Characters'), by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  George Henry Harlow - NPG D5227

Charles Mathews ('Studying four of his most celebrated Characters')

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after George Henry Harlow
line engraving, published 1838
NPG D5227

Edward Dubois, by William Ridley, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Charles Allingham - NPG D2286

Edward Dubois

by William Ridley, published by Richard Bentley, after Charles Allingham
stipple engraving, published 1839
NPG D2286

George Robert Gleig, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Eden Upton Eddis - NPG D14887

George Robert Gleig

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Eden Upton Eddis
line engraving, published 1839
NPG D14887

Charles Morris, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D39045

Charles Morris

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley
line engraving, published 1840
NPG D39045

Mary Berry, by William Greatbach, drawn by  George Perfect Harding, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway) - NPG D42589

Mary Berry

by William Greatbach, drawn by George Perfect Harding, published by Richard Bentley, after Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)
mixed-method engraving and etching, published 1840
NPG D42589

Sir Horace ('Horatio') Mann, 1st Bt, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  John Astley - NPG D42620

Sir Horace ('Horatio') Mann, 1st Bt

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after John Astley
line engraving, published 1840 (1752)
NPG D42620

Samuel Pepys, by Charles Wentworth Wass, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Robert Walker - NPG D13885

Samuel Pepys

by Charles Wentworth Wass, published by Richard Bentley, after Robert Walker
stipple and line engraving, published 1840
NPG D13885

Thomas Hill, by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  John Linnell - NPG D3256

Thomas Hill

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after John Linnell
stipple engraving, published January 1841
NPG D3256

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset), by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Ozias Humphry - NPG D10994

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset)

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Ozias Humphry
line engraving, published 1841
NPG D10994

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset), by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Ozias Humphry - NPG D14885

Marian Hastings (née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset)

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Ozias Humphry
line engraving, published 1841
NPG D14885

'Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the Princesses, his sisters', by John Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Thomas Charles Wageman, after  Philip Mercier - NPG D39141

'Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the Princesses, his sisters'

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Thomas Charles Wageman, after Philip Mercier
line engraving, published 1843 (1733?)
NPG D39141

Ethelreda (née Harrison), Viscountess Townshend, probably by Conrad Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Christian Friedrich Zincke - NPG D40071

Ethelreda (née Harrison), Viscountess Townshend

probably by Conrad Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
stipple and line engraving, published 1843
NPG D40071

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent, by John Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG D40015

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
stipple engraving, published 1843
NPG D40015

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent, by John Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG D40016

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
stipple engraving, published 1843
NPG D40016

Joseph Shepherd Munden as Sir Francis Gripe, by John Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG D38661

Joseph Shepherd Munden as Sir Francis Gripe

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple and line engraving, published 1844
NPG D38661

Beau Brummell, by John Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Unknown miniaturist - NPG D1124

Beau Brummell

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Unknown miniaturist
stipple and engraving, published 1844
NPG D1124

Beau Brummell, by John Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Unknown miniaturist - NPG D1125

Beau Brummell

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Unknown miniaturist
line engraving, published 1844
NPG D1125

Thomas Simpson, by J. Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  George Pycock Green - NPG D8233

Thomas Simpson

by J. Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after George Pycock Green
stipple engraving, published 1845
NPG D8233

Sir William Sidney Smith, by G. and C. Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after a medallion by  Pierre-Jean David D'Angers - NPG D6795

Sir William Sidney Smith

by G. and C. Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after a medallion by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers
stipple and line engraving, published 1847 (1834)
NPG D6795

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, by G. Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir William Charles Ross - NPG D35410

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore

by G. Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir William Charles Ross
line engraving, published 1848
NPG D35410

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, by G. Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Richard James Lane - NPG D14166

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

by G. Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Richard James Lane
stipple engraving, published 1848
NPG D14166

Julia Pardoe, by Samuel Freeman, published by  Richard Bentley, after  John Lilley - NPG D9043

Julia Pardoe

by Samuel Freeman, published by Richard Bentley, after John Lilley
stipple engraving, published 1849
NPG D9043

Sir Austen Henry Layard, by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Henry Wyndham Phillips - NPG D37225

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Henry Wyndham Phillips
stipple engraving, published 1851
NPG D37225

Sir Austen Henry Layard, by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Henry Wyndham Phillips - NPG D4043

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Henry Wyndham Phillips
stipple engraving, published 1851
NPG D4043

John Law, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Leonard Schenk - NPG D12274

John Law

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Leonard Schenk
mixed-method engraving, published 1851
NPG D12274

Mary Berry, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway) - NPG D42590

Mary Berry

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)
mixed-method engraving and etching, published 1857
NPG D42590

Mary Berry, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway) - NPG D42591

Mary Berry

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)
mixed-method engraving and etching, published 1857
NPG D42591

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