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James Asperne

(1757-1820), Bookseller and proprietor of the 'European Magazine'

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Artist associated with 42 portraits

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Emma Hamilton, by Jean Condé, published by  James Asperne, after  George Romney - NPG D46093

Emma Hamilton

by Jean Condé, published by James Asperne, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1803 (circa 1782-1786)
NPG D46093

Monument to Richard Rundle Burgess in St Paul's Cathedral, published by James Asperne - NPG D47395

Monument to Richard Rundle Burgess in St Paul's Cathedral

published by James Asperne
line engraving, published 1 August 1803
NPG D47395

Ralph Walker, by William Ridley, published by  James Asperne, after  John Eckstein - NPG D5193

Ralph Walker

by William Ridley, published by James Asperne, after John Eckstein
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1803
NPG D5193

Ralph Walker, by William Ridley, published by  James Asperne, after  John Eckstein - NPG D8890

Ralph Walker

by William Ridley, published by James Asperne, after John Eckstein
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1803
NPG D8890

Ralph Walker, by William Ridley, published by  James Asperne, after  John Eckstein - NPG D8891

Ralph Walker

by William Ridley, published by James Asperne, after John Eckstein
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1803
NPG D8891

Ralph Griffiths, by William Ridley, published by  James Asperne - NPG D13946

Ralph Griffiths

by William Ridley, published by James Asperne
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1803
NPG D13946

Emma Hamilton, by Jean Condé, published by  James Asperne, after  George Romney - NPG D14101

Emma Hamilton

by Jean Condé, published by James Asperne, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1803 (circa 1782-1786)
NPG D14101

Jacob Bryant, by Ridley & Blood, published by  James Asperne, after  J. Bearblock - NPG D14943

Jacob Bryant

by Ridley & Blood, published by James Asperne, after J. Bearblock
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1803
NPG D14943

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington, by Samuel Rawle, published by  James Asperne - NPG D3229

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington

by Samuel Rawle, published by James Asperne
line engraving, published 1 November 1804
NPG D3229

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington, by Samuel Rawle, published by  James Asperne - NPG D14658

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington

by Samuel Rawle, published by James Asperne
line engraving, published 1 November 1804
NPG D14658

William Thomas Fitzgerald, by William Ridley, published by  James Asperne, after  Samuel Drummond - NPG D14794

William Thomas Fitzgerald

by William Ridley, published by James Asperne, after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1804
NPG D14794

Frederic Reynolds, by Thomas Williamson, published by  James Asperne, after  John Raphael Smith - NPG D15207

Frederic Reynolds

by Thomas Williamson, published by James Asperne, after John Raphael Smith
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1804
NPG D15207

George Keith Elphinstone, Viscount Keith, by Ridley & Holl, published by  James Asperne, after  Mather Brown - NPG D3458

George Keith Elphinstone, Viscount Keith

by Ridley & Holl, published by James Asperne, after Mather Brown
stipple engraving, published 1 September 1806
NPG D3458

Charlotte Smith (née Turner), by Ridley & Holl, published by  James Asperne, after  George Romney - NPG D4460

Charlotte Smith (née Turner)

by Ridley & Holl, published by James Asperne, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1806
NPG D4460

Louisa (née Brunton), Countess of Craven, by Samuel John Stump, published by  James Asperne - NPG D15289

Louisa (née Brunton), Countess of Craven

by Samuel John Stump, published by James Asperne
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1806
NPG D15289

John Pinkerton, by Ridley, Holl and Blood, published by  James Asperne - NPG D14771

John Pinkerton

by Ridley, Holl and Blood, published by James Asperne
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1807
NPG D14771

Thomas Goodall, by Ridley & Blood, published by  James Asperne, after  Samuel Drummond - NPG D15182

Thomas Goodall

by Ridley & Blood, published by James Asperne, after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1808
NPG D15182

Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake, by Ridley & Blood, published by  James Asperne, after  Samuel Drummond - NPG D5003

Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake

by Ridley & Blood, published by James Asperne, after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1808
NPG D5003

George Colman the Younger, by Ridley & Blood, published by  James Asperne, after  Samuel Drummond - NPG D13892

George Colman the Younger

by Ridley & Blood, published by James Asperne, after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1808
NPG D13892

Sir William Parsons, by Ridley & Blood, published by  James Asperne, after  Francis Wilkins Jr - NPG D14512

Sir William Parsons

by Ridley & Blood, published by James Asperne, after Francis Wilkins Jr
stipple engraving, published 1 September 1808
NPG D14512

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