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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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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 D37136

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 D37136

Mrs Lea, by Henry Bone, possibly after  John Russell - NPG D17308

Mrs Lea

by Henry Bone, possibly after John Russell
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, June 1806
NPG D17308

Francis Willis, by Henry Bone, after  John Russell - NPG D17616

Francis Willis

by Henry Bone, after John Russell
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, March 1807 (1789)
NPG D17616

William Wilberforce, by James Heath, published by  William Finden, published by  John Hatchard, published by  William Russell, after  John Russell - NPG D37511

William Wilberforce

by James Heath, published by William Finden, published by John Hatchard, published by William Russell, after John Russell
line engraving, published 1807
NPG D37511

John Newton, by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D5352

John Newton

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
line engraving, published 1 January 1808 (1788)
NPG D5352

John Newton, by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D5353

John Newton

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
line engraving, published 1 January 1808 (1788)
NPG D5353

John Newton, by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D5354

John Newton

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
line engraving, published 1 January 1808 (1788)
NPG D5354

John Newton, by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D5355

John Newton

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
line engraving, published 1 January 1808 (1788)
NPG D5355

John Newton, by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D16282

John Newton

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
line engraving, published 1 January 1808 (1788)
NPG D16282

Richard Cecil, by and published by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after  John Russell - NPG D16071

Richard Cecil

by and published by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after John Russell
line engraving, published 25 March 1811 (1798)
NPG D16071

Miles Atkinson, by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell - NPG D7428

Miles Atkinson

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1816
NPG D7428

Miles Atkinson, by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell - NPG D7429

Miles Atkinson

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1816
NPG D7429

Elizabeth Georgina Morgan (later Mrs John Sandford), by Henry Bone, after  John Russell - NPG D17351

Elizabeth Georgina Morgan (later Mrs John Sandford)

by Henry Bone, after John Russell
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1819 (1798)
NPG D17351

John Bacon the Elder, by Alfred Thomas Roffe, after  John Russell - NPG D7456

John Bacon the Elder

by Alfred Thomas Roffe, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 1830
NPG D7456

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John Collett Ryland

after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1778
NPG D4122

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Phillips Glover

by James Watson, after John Russell
mezzotint, 1789-1790
NPG D38905

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Phillips Glover

by James Watson, after John Russell
mezzotint, 1789-1790
NPG D2892

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Edward Topham

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by J.F. Tomkins, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 28 February 1790
NPG D18708

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John Newton

published by John Payne, after John Russell
stipple engraving, published 11 March 1791
NPG D16069

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