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Sir Robert Strange

(1721-1792), Line engraver

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 25 portraits
Strange studied art for six years in Edinburgh, under Richard Cooper. He fought with the Jacobites in the civil wars after which he escaped to France and completed his studies in Paris under engraver J.P. Le Bas. Strange returned to London in 1751, where he established himself as one of the country's pre-eminent engravers. In the 1760s, he spent four years working in Italy, during which time he was elected a member of the academies of Rome, Florence, Bologna, Parma and Paris. During his career, Strange made over eighty engravings after van Dyck, Correggio, Titian, Rosa, Raphael and others. In 1787 he was knighted by George III, the only engraver to receive such an honour in the eighteenth century.

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Sir Robert Strange, by Sir Robert Strange, after  Jean-Baptiste Greuze - NPG D6876

Sir Robert Strange

by Sir Robert Strange, after Jean-Baptiste Greuze
etching, 1791
NPG D6876

Sir Robert Strange, by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, after  Sir Robert Strange - NPG D14033

Sir Robert Strange

by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, after Sir Robert Strange
etching, 1791
NPG D14033

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Sir Robert Strange

by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, after Sir Robert Strange
etching, 1791
NPG D18917


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