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Henry William Pickersgill

(1782-1875), Portrait painter

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 108 portraits
Having worked initially in the silk trade, Henry Pickersgill enrolled at the Royal Academy schools in 1805 and began exhibiting there the following year. Pickersgill was for over sixty years a constant and prolific exhibitor at the Royal Academy, where nearly four hundred of his paintings were shown. He was elected an associate in 1822 and a royal academician in 1826. During his long career, he painted nearly all of the most celebrated people of his time. In 1856, Pickersgill became librarian of the Royal Academy, and held the post until his death.

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George Burder, by Henry Meyer, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D32397

George Burder

by Henry Meyer, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1812
NPG D32397

George Burder, by Henry Meyer, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D917

George Burder

by Henry Meyer, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1812
NPG D917

Sarah Booth, by Henry Meyer, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D758

Sarah Booth

by Henry Meyer, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1813
NPG D758

Sir John Bernard Bosanquet, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D10593

Sir John Bernard Bosanquet

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D10593

Sir Digby Mackworth, Bt, by William Say, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D38107

Sir Digby Mackworth, Bt

by William Say, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1818
NPG D38107

Sir Digby Mackworth, Bt, by William Say, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D3722

Sir Digby Mackworth, Bt

by William Say, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1818
NPG D3722

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson, by and published by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D37033

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson

by and published by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 29 October 1819
NPG D37033

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson, by and published by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D16017

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson

by and published by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 29 October 1819
NPG D16017

George Henry Law, by William Say, published by  Robert Cribb, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D37202

George Henry Law

by William Say, published by Robert Cribb, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1820
NPG D37202

John Pearse, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D39579

John Pearse

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, circa 1820-1826
NPG D39579

Samuel Charles Whitbread, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D4766

Samuel Charles Whitbread

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1820
NPG D4766

John Plumptre, by William Say, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D40284

John Plumptre

by William Say, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, circa 1821
NPG D40284

John Philpotts, by William Say, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D11327

John Philpotts

by William Say, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1821
NPG D11327

Hannah More, by William Henry Worthington, published by  J. Hudson, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D39018

Hannah More

by William Henry Worthington, published by J. Hudson, after Henry William Pickersgill
line engraving, published 1 March 1824
NPG D39018

Hannah More, by William Henry Worthington, published by  J. Hudson, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D20056

Hannah More

by William Henry Worthington, published by J. Hudson, after Henry William Pickersgill
line engraving, published 1 March 1824 (1821)
NPG D20056

Aaron Arrowsmith, by Thomas Anthony Dean, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D9276

Aaron Arrowsmith

by Thomas Anthony Dean, after Henry William Pickersgill
stipple engraving, published 4 January 1825
NPG D9276

William Draper Best, 1st Baron Wynford, when Sir William Best, by William Say, published by  Robert Cribb & Son, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36215

William Draper Best, 1st Baron Wynford, when Sir William Best

by William Say, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1825
NPG D36215

William Draper Best, 1st Baron Wynford, when Sir William Best, by William Say, published by  Robert Cribb & Son, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36216

William Draper Best, 1st Baron Wynford, when Sir William Best

by William Say, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 2 February 1825
NPG D36216

James Cornwallis, 4th Earl Cornwallis, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D34147

James Cornwallis, 4th Earl Cornwallis

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1826
NPG D34147

John Poole, by George Clint, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D40345

John Poole

by George Clint, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, (circa 1826)
NPG D40345

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