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Sir William Beechey

(1753-1839), Portrait painter

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 252 portraits
Portrait painter and pupil of Zoffany, but greatly influenced by Reynolds. After five years working in Norwich Beechey settled in London in 1787. He was appointed portrait painter to Queen Charlotte in 1793. Although overshadowed by the young Lawrence, he continued a successful portrait practice for many years.

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Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, by Henry Bone, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG 6290

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

by Henry Bone, after Sir William Beechey
enamel on copper, 1801, based on a work of circa 1793
NPG 6290

Samuel Whitbread the Elder, by Henry Bone, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG 6603

Samuel Whitbread the Elder

by Henry Bone, after Sir William Beechey
enamel on copper, 1796
NPG 6603

John Bannister, by William Ridley, published by  Thomas Bellamy, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG L269.B7.18

John Bannister

by William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy, after Sir William Beechey
stipple, published 1st July 1797
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B7.18

Thomas Hope, by Sir William Beechey - NPG 4574

Thomas Hope

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1798
On display in Room 18 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4574

Sir William Beechey, by William Evans, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG 3158

Sir William Beechey

by William Evans, after Sir William Beechey
pencil, 1809, based on a work of 1799
NPG 3158

Matthew Boulton, attributed to Anne Jessop, Lady Beechey, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG 1595

Matthew Boulton

attributed to Anne Jessop, Lady Beechey, after Sir William Beechey
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, circa 1799, based on a work of circa 1799
NPG 1595

King George III, studio of Sir William Beechey - NPG 6250

King George III

studio of Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, circa 1800, based on a work of 1799-1800
NPG 6250

King George III, studio of Sir William Beechey - NPG 2502

King George III

studio of Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1800
On display in Room 3 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2502

Horatio Nelson, by Sir William Beechey - NPG 5798

Horatio Nelson

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1800
On display in Room 18 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5798

Sir William Beechey, by Sir William Beechey, and  John Wood - NPG 614

Sir William Beechey

by Sir William Beechey, and John Wood
oil on canvas, circa 1805-circa 1836
NPG 614

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