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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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James Silk Buckingham, by William Thomas Fry, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32305

James Silk Buckingham

by William Thomas Fry, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1821
NPG D32305

George Gascoigne, by William Thomas Fry, after  R. Hudson - NPG D13211

George Gascoigne

by William Thomas Fry, after R. Hudson
stipple engraving, published 1821
NPG D13211

John Julius Angerstein, by William Thomas Fry, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D7883

John Julius Angerstein

by William Thomas Fry, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1822
NPG D7883

Robert Hills, by William Thomas Fry, published by  William Smith, after  John Jackson - NPG D35851

Robert Hills

by William Thomas Fry, published by William Smith, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published March 1823
NPG D35851

Robert Hills, by William Thomas Fry, published by  William Smith, after  John Jackson - NPG D35852

Robert Hills

by William Thomas Fry, published by William Smith, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published March 1823
NPG D35852

John Pye Smith, by William Thomas Fry, published by  B.J. Holdsworth, after  Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG D42502

John Pye Smith

by William Thomas Fry, published by B.J. Holdsworth, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple and line engraving, published 1824
NPG D42502

John Kershaw, by William Thomas Fry - NPG D33304

John Kershaw

by William Thomas Fry
stipple engraving, published 1825
NPG D33304

John Scott, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Mrs Scott, after  John Jackson - NPG D40588

John Scott

by William Thomas Fry, published by Mrs Scott, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published January 1826 (1823)
NPG D40588

John Scott, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Mrs Scott, after  John Jackson - NPG D40589

John Scott

by William Thomas Fry, published by Mrs Scott, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published January 1826 (1823)
NPG D40589

William Farren; Maria Rebecca Davison (née Duncan); Frances Harriet Kelly; Edmund Kean; John Fawcett; William Blanchard; Robert Keeley, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Sherwood & Co, probably after  Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG D38604

William Farren; Maria Rebecca Davison (née Duncan); Frances Harriet Kelly; Edmund Kean; John Fawcett; William Blanchard; Robert Keeley

by William Thomas Fry, published by Sherwood & Co, probably after Thomas Charles Wageman
engraving, published 1826
NPG D38604

John Arundel, by William Thomas Fry, published by  B.J. Holdsworth, after  Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG D42505

John Arundel

by William Thomas Fry, published by B.J. Holdsworth, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1826
NPG D42505

John Stephens, by William Thomas Fry, after  John Jackson - NPG D47370

John Stephens

by William Thomas Fry, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, 1827-1828
NPG D47370

Sir Isaac Newton, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D38740

Sir Isaac Newton

by William Thomas Fry, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1829 (1720)
NPG D38740

Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Michael Dahl - NPG D40168

Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough

by William Thomas Fry, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Michael Dahl
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1829 (1708)
NPG D40168

John Shipp, by William Thomas Fry, after  J. Buchanan - NPG D5980

John Shipp

by William Thomas Fry, after J. Buchanan
stipple and line engraving, published 1832
NPG D5980

Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Fisher Son & Co, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D41902

Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by William Thomas Fry, published by Fisher Son & Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1847
NPG D41902

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George Romney

by William Thomas Fry, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 1817
NPG D37587

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Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford

by William Thomas Fry, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, (August 1817)
NPG D15564

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