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William Heath

(1795-1840), Printmaker and caricaturist

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Artist associated with 103 portraits

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John Astley, by William Heath - NPG D9011

John Astley

by William Heath
coloured etching, 1812
NPG D9011

James Kirby as Lacquey in 'Jack and Jill', by William Heath - NPG D17985

James Kirby as Lacquey in 'Jack and Jill'

by William Heath
coloured etching, published 1812
NPG D17985

Napoléon Bonaparte ('Bonaparte's flight in disguise from Russia, 1811'), by Thomas Sutherland, published by  James Jenkins, after  William Heath - NPG D15892

Napoléon Bonaparte ('Bonaparte's flight in disguise from Russia, 1811')

by Thomas Sutherland, published by James Jenkins, after William Heath
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 March 1814
NPG D15892

Battle of Waterloo, by John Romney, after  William Heath - NPG D9366

Battle of Waterloo

by John Romney, after William Heath
line engraving, published 1816
NPG D9366

'The Hampshire Green Bag Opened; Or, The Secret Spring of Ultra-Loyal Addresses, Discovered and Exposed.', by William Heath, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D48676

'The Hampshire Green Bag Opened; Or, The Secret Spring of Ultra-Loyal Addresses, Discovered and Exposed.'

by William Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published circa January 1821
NPG D48676

'The Hampshire Hog, or the Victorious General retreating from his Position', probably by William Heath, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D48678

'The Hampshire Hog, or the Victorious General retreating from his Position'

probably by William Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 29 January 1821
NPG D48678

Diplomatic smuggling or birth day April fools, by William Heath, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D46375

Diplomatic smuggling or birth day April fools

by William Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 27 April 1823
NPG D46375

'The Two Happiest Men Alive', by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48701

'The Two Happiest Men Alive'

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa October 1827
NPG D48701

Political Conveyancer, by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46065

Political Conveyancer

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa January 1828
NPG D46065

Grand Battle of Lords Spiritual and Temporal or Political courage brought to the Test, by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46067

Grand Battle of Lords Spiritual and Temporal or Political courage brought to the Test

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
etching, circa April 1828
NPG D46067

A Commanding View of the Wellington Hill!!! (Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington), by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46070

A Commanding View of the Wellington Hill!!! (Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington)

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa February 1828
NPG D46070

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Saveall or Economy'), by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48702

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Saveall or Economy')

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa 1828
NPG D48702

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Mute-ability of Affairs'), by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48703

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Mute-ability of Affairs')

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa January 1828
NPG D48703

'The Prime-ear of Great Britain', by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48704

'The Prime-ear of Great Britain'

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa January 1828
NPG D48704

'A Change in the Head of Affairs' (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; King George IV), by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48705

'A Change in the Head of Affairs' (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; King George IV)

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa January 1828
NPG D48705

'A Political Reflection' (King George IV; Elizabeth Conyngham (née Denison), Marchioness Conyngham; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington), by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48708

'A Political Reflection' (King George IV; Elizabeth Conyngham (née Denison), Marchioness Conyngham; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington)

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa February 1828
NPG D48708

'The Dream', by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48711

'The Dream'

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa February 1828
NPG D48711

'The Th---e [Throne] in Danger' (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; King George IV; Elizabeth Conyngham (née Denison), Marchioness Conyngham), by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48712

'The Th---e [Throne] in Danger' (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; King George IV; Elizabeth Conyngham (née Denison), Marchioness Conyngham)

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa February 1828
NPG D48712

'Alas! Poor Johnny!' (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; John Bull), by William Heath, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D48714

'Alas! Poor Johnny!' (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; John Bull)

by William Heath, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 8 February 1828
NPG D48714

'The Presentation of Dollalolla accompanied by the Mighty Thumb', by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48715

'The Presentation of Dollalolla accompanied by the Mighty Thumb'

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa April 1828
NPG D48715

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