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William Bewick

(1795-1866), Portrait and history painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 5 portraits
The son of an upholsterer, William Bewick was trained under the painter Benjamin Haydon while attending the Royal Academy Schools. He began exhibiting his work in 1820, at the Society of Painters in Water Colours. In the 1820s Bewick spent four years studying in Rome; on his return he established himself as a portrait and history painter.

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Patrick Nasmyth, by William Bewick - NPG 350

Patrick Nasmyth

by William Bewick
pencil and chalk, circa 1830
NPG 350

Robert Malcolm, by William Bewick - NPG D38164

Robert Malcolm

by William Bewick
lithograph, early 19th century
NPG D38164

William Hazlitt, by Charles W. Marr, published by  John Templeman, after  William Bewick - NPG D48644

William Hazlitt

by Charles W. Marr, published by John Templeman, after William Bewick
stipple engraving, circa 1830s (1824)
NPG D48644

William Hazlitt, by Charles W. Marr, published by  Saunders & Otley, after  William Bewick - NPG D38514

William Hazlitt

by Charles W. Marr, published by Saunders & Otley, after William Bewick
stipple engraving, published 20 May 1836
NPG D38514



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Brian Barber

16 October 2019, 08:17

This engraving more probably dates from about 1833, the year in which Macartan's portrait of Bewick was exhibited at the Royal Academy. The date you give relates to the date of publication (1871) of Thomas Landseer's 'Life and Letters of William Bewick', where the engraving appears as a frontispiece.

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