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John Hall

(1739-1797), Engraver

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 37 portraits
John Hall was a pupil, first of engraver William Wynne Ryland, and then of the French immigrant engraver Simon François Ravenet. In 1756 and 1761, he won prizes from the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Hall became a fellow of the Society of Artists in 1765 and was three times elected director, in 1768, 1769 and 1771. He engraved a number of significant portraits, including one of Richard Brinsley Sheridan by Joshua Reynolds. His studio also handled the plates for Bell's British Theatre with scenes by Hall and portraits of actors in character by Thornthwaite and Reading.

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John Hall, attributed to William Lawranson - NPG 3992

John Hall

attributed to William Lawranson
pastel, feigned oval, circa 1775-1780
NPG 3992

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John Hall

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Ozias Humphry
etching, (1782?)
NPG D18002

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John Hall

by William Holl Sr, after Arlaud
stipple engraving, 1771-1838
NPG D14580


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