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John Jackson

(1778-1831), Portrait painter

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist associated with 231 portraits
Yorkshire-born John Jackson was the son of a village tailor. Always proficient in drawing, at the age of nineteen he established himself in York as a painter of miniature portraits. He came to the attention of the Earl of Carlisle who employed him to copy some of the works in his collection. In 1804, Jackson moved to London. He began studying at the Royal Academy schools and by 1807 had established himself as a portrait painter specialising in watercolour portraits. He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1816 and was elected an academician two years later.

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Richard Cumberland

by Edward Scriven, after John Jackson, after Joseph Clover
stipple engraving, published 12 April 1814
NPG D18847

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Robert Smirke

by Charles Picart, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Mary Smirke
stipple engraving, published 2 May 1814 (circa 1810)
NPG D19993

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Thomas Stothard

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 17 March 1815
NPG D20173

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George Romney

by William Thomas Fry, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D37587

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Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford

by William Thomas Fry, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, (August 1817)
NPG D15564

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Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 21 March 1817
NPG D18801

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Joseph Strutt

by John Jackson, after a drawing by Biggs
pen and ink
NPG D6638

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John Flaxman

by and published by Charles Turner, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1 May 1827
NPG D20328

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John Wesley

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by John Mason, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, 1828
NPG D19113

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Robert Percy Smith (Bobus Smith)

by George Thomas Doo, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after John Jackson
line engraving, 1838 (1823)
NPG D14968

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