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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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Thomas Sanders Dupuis, by Charles Turner, after  John Russell - NPG D1812

Thomas Sanders Dupuis

by Charles Turner, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1797
NPG D1812

Thomas Martyn with 'View of King's College Chapel, the Public Library and Senate House', by Giovanni Vendramini, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  John Russell - NPG D34336

Thomas Martyn with 'View of King's College Chapel, the Public Library and Senate House'

by Giovanni Vendramini, published by Robert John Thornton, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1799
NPG D34336

Robert John Thornton, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  John Russell, and by  William Woolnoth, after  James Elmes - NPG D34351

Robert John Thornton

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after John Russell, and by William Woolnoth, after James Elmes
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 May 1799
NPG D34351

Thomas Martyn with 'View of King's College Chapel, the Public Library and Senate House', by Giovanni Vendramini, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  John Russell - NPG D38302

Thomas Martyn with 'View of King's College Chapel, the Public Library and Senate House'

by Giovanni Vendramini, published by Robert John Thornton, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1799
NPG D38302

Thomas Martyn, by Giovanni Vendramini, after  John Russell - NPG D8553

Thomas Martyn

by Giovanni Vendramini, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1799
NPG D8553

Sir James Edward Smith with 'The Pursuit of the Ship containing the Linnaean Collection', by William Ridley, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  John Russell - NPG D34334

Sir James Edward Smith with 'The Pursuit of the Ship containing the Linnaean Collection'

by William Ridley, published by Robert John Thornton, after John Russell
stipple and line engraving, published 25 March 1800
NPG D34334

Sir William Herschel, by Edward Scriven, after  John Russell - NPG D10583

Sir William Herschel

by Edward Scriven, after John Russell
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D10583

Sir William Herschel, by Edward Scriven, published by  Charles Knight, after  John Russell - NPG D35725

Sir William Herschel

by Edward Scriven, published by Charles Knight, after John Russell
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D35725

Sir James Edward Smith with 'The Pursuit of the Shop containing the Linnaean Collection', by William Ridley, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  John Russell - NPG D41751

Sir James Edward Smith with 'The Pursuit of the Shop containing the Linnaean Collection'

by William Ridley, published by Robert John Thornton, after John Russell
stipple and line engraving, published 25 March 1800
NPG D41751

George Pattrick, by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D8351

George Pattrick

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D8351

Thomas Lloyd, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Graf & Soret, after  John Russell - NPG D37383

Thomas Lloyd

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, after John Russell
lithograph, in or before 1802
NPG D37383

Dorothy Jordan, by James Heath, after  John Russell - NPG D3323

Dorothy Jordan

by James Heath, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1802
NPG D3323

George Shaw with 'Back View of the British Museum', by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell, and by  E.W. Thomson, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34342

George Shaw with 'Back View of the British Museum'

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell, and by E.W. Thomson, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 September 1803
NPG D34342

George Shaw with 'Back View of the British Museum', by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell, and by  E.W. Thomson, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D40680

George Shaw with 'Back View of the British Museum'

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell, and by E.W. Thomson, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 September 1803
NPG D40680

Colin Milne with 'A View of Greenwich Hospital', by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell, and probably by  James Newton, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34346

Colin Milne with 'A View of Greenwich Hospital'

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell, and probably by James Newton, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 1804
NPG D34346

Maria Scott-Waring (née Hughes) and her children, by and published by Charles Turner, after  John Russell - NPG D37841

Maria Scott-Waring (née Hughes) and her children

by and published by Charles Turner, after John Russell
hand-coloured mezzotint, published 2 January 1804
NPG D37841

Maria Scott-Waring (née Hughes) and her children, by and published by Charles Turner, after  John Russell - NPG D37842

Maria Scott-Waring (née Hughes) and her children

by and published by Charles Turner, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 January 1804
NPG D37842

Maria Scott-Waring (née Hughes) and her children, by and published by Charles Turner, after  John Russell - NPG D40593

Maria Scott-Waring (née Hughes) and her children

by and published by Charles Turner, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 2 January 1804
NPG D40593

Mr Lea, by Henry Bone, possibly after  John Russell - NPG D17310

Mr Lea

by Henry Bone, possibly after John Russell
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, September 1805
NPG D17310

Aylmer Bourke Lambert, by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell, and by  John George Landseer, after  Ramsay Richard Reinagle, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34335

Aylmer Bourke Lambert

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell, and by John George Landseer, after Ramsay Richard Reinagle, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 10 April 1805
NPG D34335

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