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William Thomas Fry

(1789-1843), Engraver

Artist associated with 62 portraits
Relatively little is known of the portrait and figure engraver William Thomas Fry. From 1824 until 1830, he exhibited with the Society of British Artists. He worked mainly in stipple, but also produced aquatints and lithographs. Between 1829 and 1835, Fry engraved eight portraits for the second edition of Edmund Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. He also contributed four plates to Fisher's National Portrait Gallery(1830-34) and eleven to Jones's National Gallery (1836). He was one of the first engravers to experiment with steel plates.

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Robert Greville, 2nd Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court, by William Thomas Fry, after  William Hilton, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32179

Robert Greville, 2nd Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court

by William Thomas Fry, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D32179

Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford, by William Thomas Fry, after  John Jackson - NPG D9279

Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford

by William Thomas Fry, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, (August 1817)
NPG D9279

Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford, by William Thomas Fry, after  John Jackson - NPG D35009

Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford

by William Thomas Fry, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, (August 1817)
NPG D35009

Sir William Hamilton, by William Thomas Fry, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Charles Grignion, after  Hugh Douglas Hamilton - NPG D35271

Sir William Hamilton

by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Charles Grignion, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
stipple engraving, published 27 March 1817
NPG D35271

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, and published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Robert William Satchwell, possibly after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D39330

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, possibly after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1817
NPG D39330

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  Unknown artist - NPG D39992

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 October 1817
NPG D39992

Sir Martin Archer Shee, by William Thomas Fry, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John Jackson - NPG D40683

Sir Martin Archer Shee

by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 14 January 1817 (circa 1815)
NPG D40683

Sir William Hamilton, by William Thomas Fry, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Charles Grignion, after  Hugh Douglas Hamilton - NPG D14099

Sir William Hamilton

by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Charles Grignion, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
stipple engraving, published 27 March 1817
NPG D14099

Isaac Barré, by William Thomas Fry, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  William Evans, after  Gilbert Stuart - NPG D14418

Isaac Barré

by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Gilbert Stuart
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1817 (circa 1785)
NPG D14418

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians, by William Thomas Fry, published by and after  George Dawe - NPG D33526

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians

by William Thomas Fry, published by and after George Dawe
stipple engraving, published 6 April 1818 (1817)
NPG D33526

Abraham Thornton, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Charles Turner, published by  George Humphrey, after  Unknown artist - NPG D40311

Abraham Thornton

by William Thomas Fry, published by Charles Turner, published by George Humphrey, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 16 March 1818
NPG D40311

William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Hilton, after  Daniel Mytens - NPG D28797

William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Daniel Mytens
stipple and line engraving, published 1 March 1819
NPG D28797

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Hilton, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D29396

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple and line engraving, published 1 December 1819
NPG D29396

William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Hilton, after  Daniel Mytens - NPG D35257

William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Daniel Mytens
stipple and line engraving, published 1 March 1819
NPG D35257

James Prescott Warde in the character of Leon in 'Rule a Wife and have a Wife', by and published by William Thomas Fry, published by and after  T. Langdon - NPG D37490

James Prescott Warde in the character of Leon in 'Rule a Wife and have a Wife'

by and published by William Thomas Fry, published by and after T. Langdon
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 21 September 1819
NPG D37490

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Hilton, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D38869

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by William Thomas Fry, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple and line engraving, published 1 December 1819
NPG D38869

James Prescott Warde, by and published by William Thomas Fry, published by and after  T. Langdon - NPG D4624

James Prescott Warde

by and published by William Thomas Fry, published by and after T. Langdon
stipple engraving, published 21 September 1819
NPG D4624

Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Longman, Hurst & Co, published by  Hurst, Robinson & Co, after  Richard Banks Harraden - NPG D20347

Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby

by William Thomas Fry, published by Longman, Hurst & Co, published by Hurst, Robinson & Co, after Richard Banks Harraden
stipple engraving, published 2 August 1819
NPG D20347

Robert Bransby Cooper, by William Thomas Fry, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D34106

Robert Bransby Cooper

by William Thomas Fry, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1820 (1813)
NPG D34106

Timothy East, by William Thomas Fry, after  Unknown artist - NPG D13210

Timothy East

by William Thomas Fry, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D13210

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