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Samuel De Wilde

(baptised 1751-1832), Portrait painter

Artist associated with 60 portraits
De Wilde studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1769. He became well known for his theatrical portraits, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1792 until 1821. His career in theatrical portraiture began when he was employed by John Bell as portraitist for his publication British Theatre, a series that ran from 1791 until 1795. De Wilde provided ninety-three pictures for the series, by which time his reputation had been established. Many actors and actresses came to sit to him and his theatrical portraits adorned numerous publications, including the Monthly Mirror, John Cawthorn's Minor British Theatre and William Oxberry's New English Drama.

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James Winston, by Thomas Cheesman, published by  Clement Chapple, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D8751

James Winston

by Thomas Cheesman, published by Clement Chapple, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1807
NPG D8751

William Dowton, by Thomas Charles Wageman, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D9301

William Dowton

by Thomas Charles Wageman, after Samuel De Wilde
coloured etching, published 1 May 1808
NPG D9301

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Archy MacSarcasm in 'Love à la Mode' by Charles Macklin, by Richard Woodman, published by  John Cawthorn, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D34091

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Archy MacSarcasm in 'Love à la Mode' by Charles Macklin

by Richard Woodman, published by John Cawthorn, after Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1808 (1806)
NPG D34091

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Archy MacSarcasm in 'Love à la Mode' by Charles Macklin, by Richard Woodman, published by  John Cawthorn, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D34092

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Archy MacSarcasm in 'Love à la Mode' by Charles Macklin

by Richard Woodman, published by John Cawthorn, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1808 (1806)
NPG D34092

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Pertinax MacSycophant in Charles Macklin's 'Man of the World', by Richard Woodman, published by  John Cawthorn, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D34093

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Pertinax MacSycophant in Charles Macklin's 'Man of the World'

by Richard Woodman, published by John Cawthorn, after Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1808 (1806)
NPG D34093

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Pertinax MacSycophant in Charles Macklin's 'Man of the World', by Richard Woodman, published by  John Cawthorn, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D34094

George Frederick Cooke as Sir Pertinax MacSycophant in Charles Macklin's 'Man of the World'

by Richard Woodman, published by John Cawthorn, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1808 (1806)
NPG D34094

William Dowton, by Thomas Charles Wageman, published by  I. Clark, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D35381

William Dowton

by Thomas Charles Wageman, published by I. Clark, after Samuel De Wilde
etching, published 1 May 1808
NPG D35381

John Emery as Tyke in Morton's 'School of Reform', by and published by Charles Turner, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D36182

John Emery as Tyke in Morton's 'School of Reform'

by and published by Charles Turner, after Samuel De Wilde
mezzotint, published 14 June 1808
NPG D36182

John Emery as Tyke in Morton's 'School of Reform', by and published by Charles Turner, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D36183

John Emery as Tyke in Morton's 'School of Reform'

by and published by Charles Turner, after Samuel De Wilde
mezzotint, published 14 June 1808
NPG D36183

John Fawcett as Whimsiculo in Dibdin's 'The Cabinet', by Thomas Charles Wageman, published by  I. Clark, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D36675

John Fawcett as Whimsiculo in Dibdin's 'The Cabinet'

by Thomas Charles Wageman, published by I. Clark, after Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 14 June 1808
NPG D36675

Robert William Elliston as Duke Aranza in 'The honey moon', by Edward Scriven, published by and for  Bell & De Camp, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D38575

Robert William Elliston as Duke Aranza in 'The honey moon'

by Edward Scriven, published by and for Bell & De Camp, after Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1 November 1808
NPG D38575

George Frederick Cooke, by Richard Woodman, published by  John Cawthorn, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D19379

George Frederick Cooke

by Richard Woodman, published by John Cawthorn, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 1808
NPG D19379

Richard Jones as Young Contrast in John Burgoyne's 'The Lord of the Manor', by Samuel De Wilde, published by  John Cawthorn - NPG D36724

Richard Jones as Young Contrast in John Burgoyne's 'The Lord of the Manor'

by Samuel De Wilde, published by John Cawthorn
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1813
NPG D36724

Richard Jones as Young Contrast in John Burgoyne's 'The Lord of the Manor', by Samuel De Wilde - NPG D36725

Richard Jones as Young Contrast in John Burgoyne's 'The Lord of the Manor'

by Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1813
NPG D36725

Richard Jones as Young Contrast in John Burgoyne's 'The Lord of the Manor', by Samuel De Wilde - NPG D36726

Richard Jones as Young Contrast in John Burgoyne's 'The Lord of the Manor'

by Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1813
NPG D36726

Sarah Egerton (née Fisher) as Meg Merrilies in Terry's 'Guy Mannering', by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  Clement Chapple, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D10966

Sarah Egerton (née Fisher) as Meg Merrilies in Terry's 'Guy Mannering'

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Clement Chapple, after Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1 April 1817
NPG D10966

James St Aubyn, by Samuel De Wilde - NPG D40005

James St Aubyn

by Samuel De Wilde
watercolour, 1817
NPG D40005

John Philip Kemble as Richard III, possibly by Samuel De Wilde - NPG D3515

John Philip Kemble as Richard III

possibly by Samuel De Wilde
pen and watercolour, 1817
NPG D3515

John Braham, by Samuel De Wilde - NPG D18793

John Braham

by Samuel De Wilde
watercolour, April 1819
NPG D18793

Sarah Egerton (née Fisher) as Helen McGregor in Pocock's 'Rob Roy', by H.B., printed by  Rowney & Forster, published by  H. Beurthoud Jr, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D10964

Sarah Egerton (née Fisher) as Helen McGregor in Pocock's 'Rob Roy'

by H.B., printed by Rowney & Forster, published by H. Beurthoud Jr, after Samuel De Wilde
hand-coloured lithograph, published 21 November 1821
NPG D10964

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