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Francis Cotes

(1726-1770), Portrait painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 89 portraits
Francis Cotes trained under portrait painter George Knapton and soon afterwards established himself as a highly fashionable painter. He initially concentrated on portraits in pastel and crayon, although he later extended his working practice to include oil painting. He frequently had engravings made after his portraits, which enabled them to reach a far greater public and gain him widespread recognition. By the 1770s he was one of the most fashionable and sought after portrait painters in London. Cotes was among the founding members of the Royal Academy and he went on to become director of the Society of Artists, at whose shows he had exhibited since 1760.

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Frances (née Fowler), Lady Bridges, by Elizabeth Judkins, printed for  Robert Sayer, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D857

Frances (née Fowler), Lady Bridges

by Elizabeth Judkins, printed for Robert Sayer, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, 1770s
NPG D857

Charles Lyttelton, by James Watson, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D19132

Charles Lyttelton

by James Watson, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D19132

Maria (née Wicker), Lady Broughton, by John Finlayson, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D32213

Maria (née Wicker), Lady Broughton

by John Finlayson, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1772
NPG D32213

Maria (née Wicker), Lady Broughton, by John Finlayson, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D32369

Maria (née Wicker), Lady Broughton

by John Finlayson, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1772
NPG D32369

Sir William Chambers, by Richard Houston, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D32832

Sir William Chambers

by Richard Houston, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1772
NPG D32832

Lady Susanna Sarah Louisa O'Brien (née Fox-Strangways), by James Watson, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D3758

Lady Susanna Sarah Louisa O'Brien (née Fox-Strangways)

by James Watson, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1772
NPG D3758

Sir William Chambers, by Richard Houston, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D19012

Sir William Chambers

by Richard Houston, published by Robert Sayer, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1 June 1772
NPG D19012

Samuel Foote, by Richard Brookshaw, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D20362

Samuel Foote

by Richard Brookshaw, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, 1773 (1765)
NPG D20362

George Anne Bellamy, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D1049

George Anne Bellamy

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Francis Cotes
stipple engraving, published 1785
NPG D1049

William Campbell Skinner, by James Wilson, printed for  Robert Sayer, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D9116

William Campbell Skinner

by James Wilson, printed for Robert Sayer, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1 December 1786
NPG D9116

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, by and published by John Hall, published by  Thomas Macklin, printed by  Craven William Richards, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D1353

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke

by and published by John Hall, published by Thomas Macklin, printed by Craven William Richards, after Francis Cotes
line engraving, published 1 December 1793 (circa 1768-1770)
NPG D1353

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, by John Hall, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D3233

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke

by John Hall, after Francis Cotes
line engraving, published 1793 (circa 1768-1770)
NPG D3233

Sir John Hill with 'A View of the Royal Palace in Kew Gardens', by Giovanni Vendramini, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D34343

Sir John Hill with 'A View of the Royal Palace in Kew Gardens'

by Giovanni Vendramini, published by Robert John Thornton, after Francis Cotes
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 November 1799
NPG D34343

Sir John Hill with 'A View of the Royal Palace in Kew Gardens', by Giovanni Vendramini, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D35831

Sir John Hill with 'A View of the Royal Palace in Kew Gardens'

by Giovanni Vendramini, published by Robert John Thornton, after Francis Cotes
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 November 1799
NPG D35831

The British Naval Victors, by Valentine Green, after  Gainsborough Dupont, and after  Francis Cotes, and after  Richard Morton Paye, and after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG D11103

The British Naval Victors

by Valentine Green, after Gainsborough Dupont, and after Francis Cotes, and after Richard Morton Paye, and after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, published 1799
NPG D11103

Paul Sandby, after Francis Cotes - NPG D18

Paul Sandby

after Francis Cotes
pen and ink and wash, 1804
NPG D18

Elizabeth Yorke (née Cust), by Edward Scriven, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D36260

Elizabeth Yorke (née Cust)

by Edward Scriven, after Francis Cotes
engraving, early 19th century
NPG D36260

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, by William Holl Sr, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D35611

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke

by William Holl Sr, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Francis Cotes
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1833 (circa 1768-1770)
NPG D35611

Lady Harriet Hesketh (née Cowper), by John Henry Robinson, published by  Baldwin & Cradock, after  William Harvey, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D14693

Lady Harriet Hesketh (née Cowper)

by John Henry Robinson, published by Baldwin & Cradock, after William Harvey, after Francis Cotes
stipple engraving, published 1836 (1755)
NPG D14693

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry, by J. Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D14152

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry

by J. Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Francis Cotes
line and stipple engraving, published 1891
NPG D14152

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