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Rudolph Ackermann

(1764-1834), Publisher

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 95 portraits
Born in Saxony and trained as a carriage designer, Ackermann moved to London in 1783. From 1800 he was the leading publisher of colour-plate books, decorative prints and fashionable periodicals. He was a major patron of British artists, designers and water colourists and gave near permanent employment to Thomas Rowlandson for over thirty years.

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'Parisian Evening Dress', May 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47643

'Parisian Evening Dress', May 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 May 1829
NPG D47643

'Dinner Dress', March 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47644

'Dinner Dress', March 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 March 1829
NPG D47644

'Evening Dress', July 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47645

'Evening Dress', July 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 July 1829
NPG D47645

'Dinner Dress', August 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47646

'Dinner Dress', August 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 August 1829
NPG D47646

French Fashions, July 1829. 'Public Promenade Dress. Walking Costume', published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47647

French Fashions, July 1829. 'Public Promenade Dress. Walking Costume'

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 July 1829
NPG D47647

'Evening Dress. Carriage Dress', July 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47648

'Evening Dress. Carriage Dress', July 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 July 1829
NPG D47648

French Fashions, August 1829. 'Morning Dress. Public Promenade Dress', published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47649

French Fashions, August 1829. 'Morning Dress. Public Promenade Dress'

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 August 1829
NPG D47649

King William IV; Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen), published by T. Bird, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, published by  Charles Tilt - NPG D8129

King William IV; Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen)

published by T. Bird, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published by Charles Tilt
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1 July 1830
NPG D8129

Richard Elliott, by Edward Scriven, published by  I. Ward, and published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Darby - NPG D36164

Richard Elliott

by Edward Scriven, published by I. Ward, and published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Darby
stipple engraving, published 1831
NPG D36164

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, by Benjamin William Crombie, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D42314

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Benjamin William Crombie, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured lithograph, published 1831
NPG D42314

John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer, by and published by Charles Turner, and published by  Colnaghi, Son & Co, and published by  Rudolph Ackermann, and published by  Birdsall, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D18714

John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer

by and published by Charles Turner, and published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, and published by Rudolph Ackermann, and published by Birdsall, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 14 June 1831
NPG D18714

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, by Benjamin William Crombie, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D20414

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Benjamin William Crombie, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured lithograph, published 1831
NPG D20414

Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox, by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, printed by  Brooker & Harrison, published by  Thomas Agnew, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, published by  Anaglyphic Company, after  Richard Ansdell - NPG D39754

Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, printed by Brooker & Harrison, published by Thomas Agnew, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published by Anaglyphic Company, after Richard Ansdell
mezzotint, published 18 July 1844
NPG D39754

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Frederick William III, King of Prussia

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after F. Bolt
stipple and line engraving, published 16 July 1814
NPG D18760

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Leopold I, King of the Belgians

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1816
NPG D19139

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