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Richard Houston

(1721 or 1722-1775), Engraver

Artist associated with 191 portraits
Dublin-born Richard Houston was apprenticed to John Brooks as a draughtsman and mezzotint-engraver and he studied drawing at the Dublin Society Schools. He moved with Brooks to London in 1746 and established himself as an independent printmaker and publisher. Although he produced some good work, Houston was unable to sustain his independent status. He spent the rest of his career working for other printsellers including Robert Sayer.

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William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, by Richard Houston, printed for  James Gapper, after  Domenico Duprà - NPG D39823

William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford

by Richard Houston, printed for James Gapper, after Domenico Duprà
mezzotint, 1750s
NPG D39823

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, by and sold by Richard Houston, after  Benjamin Wilson - NPG D39825

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by and sold by Richard Houston, after Benjamin Wilson
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
NPG D39825

Sir George Vandeput, 2nd Bt, by Richard Houston, after  George Knapton - NPG D4560

Sir George Vandeput, 2nd Bt

by Richard Houston, after George Knapton
mezzotint, published 1750
NPG D4560

William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, by and sold by Richard Houston, after  Domenico Duprà - NPG D5827

William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford

by and sold by Richard Houston, after Domenico Duprà
mezzotint, 1750s
NPG D5827

William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, by Richard Houston, printed for  James Gapper, after  Domenico Duprà - NPG D5828

William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford

by Richard Houston, printed for James Gapper, after Domenico Duprà
mezzotint, 1750s
NPG D5828

Edward Berry, by Richard Houston, printed for  John Bowles, printed for  Carington Bowles, after  Thomas Worlidge - NPG D702

Edward Berry

by Richard Houston, printed for John Bowles, printed for Carington Bowles, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, 1750s
NPG D702

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon when Duchess of Hamilton, by Richard Houston, printed for and sold by  Robert Sayer, after  Gavin Hamilton - NPG D7113

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon when Duchess of Hamilton

by Richard Houston, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, after Gavin Hamilton
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D7113

Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, by Richard Houston, after  Henry Robert Morland - NPG D7928

Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany

by Richard Houston, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, circa 1750-1763
NPG D7928

John Colet, by Richard Houston, published by  Henry Parker, published by  Elizabeth Bakewell - NPG D19775

John Colet

by Richard Houston, published by Henry Parker, published by Elizabeth Bakewell
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
NPG D19775

Desiderius Erasmus, by Richard Houston, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D19939

Desiderius Erasmus

by Richard Houston, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
NPG D19939

George Grenville, by and published by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D20047

George Grenville

by and published by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
NPG D20047

Hugh Latimer, by Richard Houston, published by  Elizabeth Bakewell, published by  Henry Parker - NPG D20126

Hugh Latimer

by Richard Houston, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, published by Henry Parker
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
NPG D20126

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, by Richard Houston, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D7111

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by Richard Houston, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D7111

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry, by Richard Houston, after  Jean Etienne Liotard - NPG D34178

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry

by Richard Houston, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, 1752 or after
NPG D34178

Henry Pelham; John Roberts, by Richard Houston, after  John Shackleton - NPG D40107

Henry Pelham; John Roberts

by Richard Houston, after John Shackleton
mezzotint, circa 1752
NPG D40107

Henry Pelham; John Roberts, by Richard Houston, after  John Shackleton - NPG D40108

Henry Pelham; John Roberts

by Richard Houston, after John Shackleton
mezzotint, circa 1752
NPG D40108

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry, by Richard Houston, published by  Carington Bowles, after  Jean Etienne Liotard - NPG D2533

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry

by Richard Houston, published by Carington Bowles, after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, 1752 or after
NPG D2533

King George II, by Richard Houston, printed for and sold by  Robert Sayer, after  Thomas Worlidge - NPG D9202

King George II

by Richard Houston, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, (circa 1753)
NPG D9202

King George II, by Richard Houston, sold by  Robert Sayer, and sold by  Thomas Jefferys, after  Thomas Worlidge - NPG D19636

King George II

by Richard Houston, sold by Robert Sayer, and sold by Thomas Jefferys, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, (circa 1753)
NPG D19636

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D32922

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (1754)
NPG D32922

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