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John Bell

(1745-1831), Publisher

Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Artist associated with 88 portraits
John Bell, publisher and bookseller, was a major figure in the London printing and book trade for much of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Beginning in 1777, he issued the 109 volumes of The Poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill series. He influenced later publishing practice by introducing illustrations into his books that were not only prepared by competent artists but also related to the text. In addition, he founded a weekly newspaper, a monthly illustrated magazine, and various other periodicals.

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John Bell ('A real TB'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D10949

John Bell ('A real TB')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D10949

John Bell ('A real TB'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13522

John Bell ('A real TB')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published 1821
NPG D13522

John Bell, by Richard Dighton - NPG D16241

John Bell

by Richard Dighton
coloured etching, 1821
NPG D16241

John Bell, by Thomas Goff Lupton, after  George Clint - NPG D14510

John Bell

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after George Clint
mezzotint, circa 1850-1873
NPG D14510


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