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James Lonsdale

(1777-1839), Portrait painter

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 106 portraits
Lancastrian-born Lonsdale moved to London in around 1799. He was for a short while the pupil of George Romney, after which he enrolled at the Royal Academy schools in 1801. In 1806, he presented to Lancaster his Admiral Lord Nelson, for which he received the freedom of the city. Lonsdale established himself as a portrait artist. His output was prolific; he exhibited 138 paintings at the Royal Academy between 1802 and 1838, eighty-seven with the Society of British Artists, and seven with the British Institution. Lonsdale portrayed many members of the aristocracy and royalty including Queen Caroline, the tsar of Russia, and the Duke of Wellington.

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Charles Wellbeloved, by Henry Cousins, after  James Lonsdale - NPG D37635

Charles Wellbeloved

by Henry Cousins, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, after 1800
NPG D37635

William French, by Anthony Cardon, after  James Lonsdale - NPG D38432

William French

by Anthony Cardon, after James Lonsdale
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D38432

Sir Edward Seymour, 4th Bt, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  James Lonsdale, possibly after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D23270

Sir Edward Seymour, 4th Bt

attributed to Thomas Athow, after James Lonsdale, possibly after Sir Peter Lely
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23270

John Collard, by George Clint, after  James Lonsdale - NPG D1494

John Collard

by George Clint, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1804
NPG D1494

Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton, by George Clint, published by and after  James Lonsdale - NPG D16085

Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton

by George Clint, published by and after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1804
NPG D16085

George Murray, 5th Earl of Dunmore, by and published by George Clint, after  James Lonsdale - NPG D36036

George Murray, 5th Earl of Dunmore

by and published by George Clint, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1 August 1808
NPG D36036

Octavius Graham Gilchrist, by Samuel Freeman, published by  Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after  James Lonsdale - NPG D2772

Octavius Graham Gilchrist

by Samuel Freeman, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after James Lonsdale
stipple engraving, published 1 September 1810
NPG D2772

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