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William Bromley

(1769-1842), Engraver

Artist associated with 39 portraits
William Bromley was apprenticed to an engraver named Wooding in London. He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1786 and at the Society of Artists in 1790. He was employed to engrave several paintings commemorating the Napoleonic wars, including A.W. Devis's Death of Nelson (1812) and Thomas Lawrence's portrait of the Duke of Wellington (1818). In 1822, Bromley began exhibiting engravings of the Elgin marbles. These were made for the trustees of the British Museum after Henry Corbould's drawings. He continued to exhibit these engravings nearly every year until 1835. Bromley was the first of a large family of engravers, including his sons John Charles and James Bromley.

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George Frideric Handel, by William Bromley, after  Thomas Hudson - NPG D3218

George Frideric Handel

by William Bromley, after Thomas Hudson
line engraving, published 1786
NPG D3218

Robert Raikes, by William Bromley, published by  John Sewell, after  Samuel Drummond - NPG D5575

Robert Raikes

by William Bromley, published by John Sewell, after Samuel Drummond
line engraving, published 1 December 1788
NPG D5575

John Shebbeare, by William Bromley, published by  John Sewell - NPG D14200

John Shebbeare

by William Bromley, published by John Sewell
etching, published September 1788
NPG D14200

Messenger Monsey, by William Bromley, published by  John Sewell - NPG D14810

Messenger Monsey

by William Bromley, published by John Sewell
line engraving, published 2 March 1789
NPG D14810

Moses Mendez (Mendes), by William Bromley, after  Unknown artist - NPG D5249

Moses Mendez (Mendes)

by William Bromley, after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, published 1792
NPG D5249

Lady Jane Grey ('Lady Jane Grey Declining the Crown'), by William Bromley, after  Robert Smirke - NPG D11270

Lady Jane Grey ('Lady Jane Grey Declining the Crown')

by William Bromley, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, published 1793
NPG D11270

Benjamin La Trobe, by William Bromley, published by  John Stockdale, after  John Astley - NPG D14488

Benjamin La Trobe

by William Bromley, published by John Stockdale, after John Astley
line engraving, published 20 June 1793
NPG D14488

Daines Barrington, by William Bromley, after  Samuel Drummond - NPG D1020

Daines Barrington

by William Bromley, after Samuel Drummond
line engraving, published 1795
NPG D1020

Daines Barrington, by William Bromley, published by  John Sewell, after  Samuel Drummond - NPG D14086

Daines Barrington

by William Bromley, published by John Sewell, after Samuel Drummond
line engraving, published 1795
NPG D14086

Warren Hastings, by William Bromley - NPG D35567

Warren Hastings

by William Bromley
line engraving, published 29 June 1797
NPG D35567

Warren Hastings, by William Bromley - NPG D35568

Warren Hastings

by William Bromley
line engraving, published 29 June 1797
NPG D35568

Warren Hastings, by and published by William Bromley, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D15005

Warren Hastings

by and published by William Bromley, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 29 June 1797
NPG D15005

King George III, by and published by William Bromley, after  Edward Francisco Burney, after  Agostino Carlini - NPG D33167

King George III

by and published by William Bromley, after Edward Francisco Burney, after Agostino Carlini
stipple engraving, published 20 November 1798, based on a work of 1769
NPG D33167

King Richard II, by William Bromley, after  Robert Smirke - NPG D23716

King Richard II

by William Bromley, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D23716

William Drake, by William Bromley - NPG D35390

William Drake

by William Bromley
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D35390

Robert Faulknor ('The Death of Captain Faulknor'), etched by William Bromley, engraved by  C. Blackberd, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D36667

Robert Faulknor ('The Death of Captain Faulknor')

etched by William Bromley, engraved by C. Blackberd, after Thomas Stothard
etching and engraving, published 1800
NPG D36667

Victors of the Nile, by William Bromley, and by  John George Landseer, and by  William Satchwell Leney (Lenney), published by  Robert Bowyer, after  Robert Smirke - NPG D17019

Victors of the Nile

by William Bromley, and by John George Landseer, and by William Satchwell Leney (Lenney), published by Robert Bowyer, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, published 1803
NPG D17019

David Garrick ('Richard the Third'), by William Bromley, after  John Boultbee, after  Francis Hayman - NPG D34387

David Garrick ('Richard the Third')

by William Bromley, after John Boultbee, after Francis Hayman
stipple and line engraving, after 1806 (1760)
NPG D34387

William Pitt, by William Bromley, published by  Robert Bowyer, after  Thomas Gainsborough - NPG D40251

William Pitt

by William Bromley, published by Robert Bowyer, after Thomas Gainsborough
line engraving, published 4 June 1808
NPG D40251

William Pitt, by William Bromley, published by  Robert Bowyer, after  Thomas Gainsborough - NPG D40252

William Pitt

by William Bromley, published by Robert Bowyer, after Thomas Gainsborough
line engraving, published 4 June 1808
NPG D40252

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