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John Young

(1755-1825), Mezzotint engraver

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 56 portraits
Studied under Valentine Green, then worked with several of the painters who collaborated with Green, notably Benjamin West, John Hoppner, and Johann Gerhard Huck. He began to publish his own prints in 1785, which he traded with Pierre-François Basan in France. Young executed some eighty portraits after various contemporaries, including several notable portraits of boxers, but was best known for his engravings after West, Johann Zoffany, and especially Richard Morton Paye and Hoppner. In 1789, he was appointed mezzotint engraver to the Prince of Wales. In 1813, Young was appointed as keeper of the British Institution, a role that he held until his death.

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Richard Humphries (Humphreys), by and published by John Young, after and published by  John Hoppner - NPG L269.A3.12

Richard Humphries (Humphreys)

by and published by John Young, after and published by John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 3rd January 1788
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.A3.12

'Mr Bransbury in the Character of Aesop, Mr Parsons Old Man, Mr Watkins Servant. Lethe' (Robert Bransby; William Parsons; Mr Watkins), by John Young, published by  Thomas Simpson, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG L269.B6.32

'Mr Bransbury in the Character of Aesop, Mr Parsons Old Man, Mr Watkins Servant. Lethe' (Robert Bransby; William Parsons; Mr Watkins)

by John Young, published by Thomas Simpson, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 9th April 1788
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B6.32

John ('Jack') Broughton (part of the print 'The Set-To' which also features George Stevenson), by John Young, after  John Hamilton Mortimer - NPG L269.A1.05

John ('Jack') Broughton (part of the print 'The Set-To' which also features George Stevenson)

by John Young, after John Hamilton Mortimer
mezzotint, 1789
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.A1.05

George Stevenson (part of the print 'The Set-To' which also features Jack Broughton), by John Young, after  John Hamilton Mortimer - NPG L269.A2.09

George Stevenson (part of the print 'The Set-To' which also features Jack Broughton)

by John Young, after John Hamilton Mortimer
mezzotint, 1789
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.A2.09

Thomas John Dibdin, by and published by John Young, after  William Owen - NPG L269.B8.45

Thomas John Dibdin

by and published by John Young, after William Owen
mezzotint, published 14th February 1807
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B8.45

Tom Molineaux, by John Young, after  Thomas Douglas Guest - NPG L269.A3.07

Tom Molineaux

by John Young, after Thomas Douglas Guest
mezzotint, circa 1810
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.A3.07

Tom Cribb, by John Young, after  Thomas Douglas Guest - NPG L269.A3.05

Tom Cribb

by John Young, after Thomas Douglas Guest
mezzotint, published 1811
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.A3.05

Thomas Gibbes, by John Young, after  Unknown artist - NPG D2393

Thomas Gibbes

by John Young, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D2393

William Coxe, by John Young, after  Charles Grignion - NPG D1567

William Coxe

by John Young, after Charles Grignion
mezzotint, (1784-1786)
NPG D1567

Astley Bransby, by John Young, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG D32089

Astley Bransby

by John Young, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1788
NPG D32089

Emma Hamilton ('Neæra'), by John Young, published by  John Harris, after  John Hoppner - NPG D35241

Emma Hamilton ('Neæra')

by John Young, published by John Harris, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1 May 1788
NPG D35241

John Hinchliffe, by and published by John Young, after  Matthew William Peters - NPG D35856

John Hinchliffe

by and published by John Young, after Matthew William Peters
mezzotint, published 15 May 1788
NPG D35856

Richard Humphries (Humphreys), by John Young, after  W. Whitby - NPG D3126

Richard Humphries (Humphreys)

by John Young, after W. Whitby
mezzotint, published 1788
NPG D3126

Thomas Clarkson, by John Young, after  Carl Fredrik von Breda - NPG D33312

Thomas Clarkson

by John Young, after Carl Fredrik von Breda
mezzotint, published 1789
NPG D33312

Francis Drake, by John Young, published by  Colnaghi & Co, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D35389

Francis Drake

by John Young, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, circa 1790-1805
NPG D35389

Philip Affleck, by John Young, after  Edward Penny - NPG D316

Philip Affleck

by John Young, after Edward Penny
mezzotint, 1792 (circa 1770)
NPG D316

Charles James Fox, by John Young, after  Anton Hickel - NPG D2009

Charles James Fox

by John Young, after Anton Hickel
mezzotint, published 1797
NPG D2009

George Canning, by and published by John Young, after  John Hoppner - NPG D49642

George Canning

by and published by John Young, after John Hoppner
mezzotint printed in colours, published 1 January 1799
NPG D49642

Tom Hudson, by John Young, possibly after  William Douglas - NPG D36368

Tom Hudson

by John Young, possibly after William Douglas
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D36368

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