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William Thomas Fry

(1789-1843), Engraver

Artist associated with 62 portraits
Relatively little is known of the portrait and figure engraver William Thomas Fry. From 1824 until 1830, he exhibited with the Society of British Artists. He worked mainly in stipple, but also produced aquatints and lithographs. Between 1829 and 1835, Fry engraved eight portraits for the second edition of Edmund Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. He also contributed four plates to Fisher's National Portrait Gallery(1830-34) and eleven to Jones's National Gallery (1836). He was one of the first engravers to experiment with steel plates.

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Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians, by William Thomas Fry, after  George Dawe - NPG 1530

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians

by William Thomas Fry, after George Dawe
coloured engraving, based on a work of 1817
NPG 1530

Jean II (John II), King of France, by William Thomas Fry - NPG D24126

Jean II (John II), King of France

by William Thomas Fry
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D24126

Unknown woman, formerly known as Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, by William Thomas Fry, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D27990

Unknown woman, formerly known as Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke

by William Thomas Fry, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D27990

Amos Green, by William Thomas Fry, probably after  Robert Hancock - NPG D14176

Amos Green

by William Thomas Fry, probably after Robert Hancock
stipple engraving, circa 1800-1825
NPG D14176

Jonathan Hulls, by William Thomas Fry, after  Unknown artist - NPG D8288

Jonathan Hulls

by William Thomas Fry, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, circa 1810-1843
NPG D8288

Elizabeth of York, by William Thomas Fry, after  Harold Crease - NPG D23861

Elizabeth of York

by William Thomas Fry, after Harold Crease
stipple engraving, 1815
NPG D23861

Samuel Johnson, by William Thomas Fry, published by and after  Abraham Wivell, after  Joseph Nollekens - NPG D36539

Samuel Johnson

by William Thomas Fry, published by and after Abraham Wivell, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 26 June 1815 (1777)
NPG D36539

Sir Edward Thornbrough, by William Thomas Fry, after  Alexander Huey - NPG D40309

Sir Edward Thornbrough

by William Thomas Fry, after Alexander Huey
stipple engraving, circa 1815-1818
NPG D40309

Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford, by William Thomas Fry, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D31611

Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford

by William Thomas Fry, after Robert William Satchwell, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1816
NPG D31611

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26542

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1816
NPG D26542

Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford, by William Thomas Fry, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28199

Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford

by William Thomas Fry, after Robert William Satchwell, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1816
NPG D28199

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by William Thomas Fry, published by  James Jenkins, after  Simon de Koster - NPG D33223

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by William Thomas Fry, published by James Jenkins, after Simon de Koster
stipple engraving and etching, published 1816
NPG D33223

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D39736

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1816
NPG D39736

Dorothy Spencer (née Sidney), Countess of Sunderland, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D40910

Dorothy Spencer (née Sidney), Countess of Sunderland

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 31 October 1816
NPG D40910

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, by William Thomas Fry, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D7198

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

by William Thomas Fry, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1816
NPG D7198

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, by William Thomas Fry, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D7199

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

by William Thomas Fry, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1816
NPG D7199

William Coxe, by William Thomas Fry, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John Jackson, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D14725

William Coxe

by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 21 August 1816
NPG D14725

Dorothy Spencer (née Sidney), Countess of Sunderland, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D14801

Dorothy Spencer (née Sidney), Countess of Sunderland

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 31 October 1816
NPG D14801

Isaac Barré, by William Thomas Fry, after  William Evans, after  Gilbert Stuart - NPG D23509

Isaac Barré

by William Thomas Fry, after William Evans, after Gilbert Stuart
stipple engraving, published 1817 (1785)
NPG D23509

Robert Greville, 2nd Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court, by William Thomas Fry, after  William Hilton, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32178

Robert Greville, 2nd Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court

by William Thomas Fry, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D32178

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