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John Russell

(1745-1806), Portrait painter and pastellist

Sitter associated with 6 portraits
Artist associated with 102 portraits
One of the eighteenth century's leading pastel portraitists. He was a deeply religious man who converted to Methodism in 1764. His diaries, kept throughout his life, record his concerns for his own spiritual welfare. He refused to work on Sundays or to go out to dinner, afraid of the blasphemous conversation he might hear. He numbered many evangelical preachers among his sitters including Rowland Hill. In 1770 Russell turned from oils to pastel, using grey or blue paper and smudging before accenting with black chalk.

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Richard de Courcy, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  John Russell - NPG D1630

Richard de Courcy

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D1630

Richard de Courcy, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  John Russell - NPG D1631

Richard de Courcy

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D1631

Torial Joss, by Robert Dunkarton, after  John Russell - NPG D3164

Torial Joss

by Robert Dunkarton, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D3164

John Edwards, by James Watson, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D36076

John Edwards

by James Watson, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 July 1772
NPG D36076

John Edwards, by James Watson, after  Carington Bowles, by  John Russell - NPG D1827

John Edwards

by James Watson, after Carington Bowles, by John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 July 1772
NPG D1827

Andrew Kinsman, by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D3433

Andrew Kinsman

by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1 January 1772
NPG D3433

John Edwards, by James Watson, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D5743

John Edwards

by James Watson, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 July 1772
NPG D5743

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, published by Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D3128

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon

published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 10 June 1773
NPG D3128

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, published by Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D16850

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon

published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 10 June 1773
NPG D16850

John Macgowan, by Richard Houston, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D38088

John Macgowan

by Richard Houston, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 25 June 1774
NPG D38088

William Percey (Piercy), by Richard Houston, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D40159

William Percey (Piercy)

by Richard Houston, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 5 July 1774
NPG D40159

Andrew Gifford, after John Russell - NPG D2433

Andrew Gifford

after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D2433

Andrew Gifford, by Richard Houston, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D2434

Andrew Gifford

by Richard Houston, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 June 1774
NPG D2434

Joseph Gwennap, by Richard Houston, after  John Russell - NPG D2829

Joseph Gwennap

by Richard Houston, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D2829

Joseph Gwennap, by Richard Houston, after  John Russell - NPG D2830

Joseph Gwennap

by Richard Houston, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D2830

Henry Peckwell, by Richard Houston, after  John Russell - NPG D3849

Henry Peckwell

by Richard Houston, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D3849

John Trotter, by Richard Houston, after  John Russell - NPG D4507

John Trotter

by Richard Houston, after John Russell
mezzotint, 1774
NPG D4507

John Macgowan, by Richard Houston, published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D5660

John Macgowan

by Richard Houston, published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 25 June 1774
NPG D5660

John Collett Ryland, by Richard Houston, printed for and published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D39965

John Collett Ryland

by Richard Houston, printed for and published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 17 April 1775
NPG D39965

William Romaine, by Richard Houston, printed for and published by  Carington Bowles, after  John Russell - NPG D13748

William Romaine

by Richard Houston, printed for and published by Carington Bowles, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 January 1775
NPG D13748

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