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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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Jeremy Bentham, by Charles Fox, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D17005

Jeremy Bentham

by Charles Fox, after Henry William Pickersgill
engraved steel plate, 1838 (circa 1829)
NPG D17005

William Gordon, by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D34633

William Gordon

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, mid 19th century
NPG D34633

Mountstuart Elphinstone, by Charles Edward Wagstaff, printed by  R. Lloyd, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36169

Mountstuart Elphinstone

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, printed by R. Lloyd, after Henry William Pickersgill
mixed-method engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D36169

Michael Faraday, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36649

Michael Faraday

by Samuel Cousins, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1 February 1830
NPG D36649

Michael Faraday, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D36650

Michael Faraday

by Samuel Cousins, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1 February 1830
NPG D36650

Hon. Jacob Marsham, by William James Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D38276

Hon. Jacob Marsham

by William James Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1830-1840
NPG D38276

Arthur Stanhope, by John Samuelson Templeton, printed by  Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D41864

Arthur Stanhope

by John Samuelson Templeton, printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
lithograph, circa 1830-1834 (exhibited 1824)
NPG D41864

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean), by Conrad Cook, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D5414

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)

by Conrad Cook, after Henry William Pickersgill
stipple engraving, 1830s
NPG D5414

Lord Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend, by George Thomas Payne, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D17859

Lord Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend

by George Thomas Payne, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1830s (exhibited 1832)
NPG D17859

Michael Faraday, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D18780

Michael Faraday

by Samuel Cousins, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1 February 1830
NPG D18780

Sir John Bowring, by William Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D32026

Sir John Bowring

by William Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1832
NPG D32026

John Samuel Murray, by Edward Francis Finden, published by  Charles Tilt, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D1373

John Samuel Murray

by Edward Francis Finden, published by Charles Tilt, after Henry William Pickersgill
engraving, 1833
NPG D1373

James Tate, by Samuel Cousins, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D40819

James Tate

by Samuel Cousins, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, (1834)
NPG D40819

James Tate, by Samuel Cousins, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D40820

James Tate

by Samuel Cousins, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, (1834)
NPG D40820

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by and published by Charles Turner, and published by  Colnaghi & Co, and published by  J. Watson, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D42734

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by and published by Charles Turner, and published by Colnaghi & Co, and published by J. Watson, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 14 May 1834
NPG D42734

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, by Samuel Cousins, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D32593

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Samuel Cousins, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1835 (1833)
NPG D32593

James Hadden, by Joseph Epenetus Coombs, printed by  Lahee & Co, published by  John Hay, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D35101

James Hadden

by Joseph Epenetus Coombs, printed by Lahee & Co, published by John Hay, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 8 June 1835
NPG D35101

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Colnaghi, Son & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D38202

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Samuel Cousins, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 13 April 1835 (1833)
NPG D38202

Sir George Murray, by and published by Charles Fox, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D42735

Sir George Murray

by and published by Charles Fox, after Henry William Pickersgill
stipple engraving, published 20 August 1835
NPG D42735

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt, by William James Ward, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D3015

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by William James Ward, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1835
NPG D3015

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