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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 Romaine, by Richard Houston, printed and sold by  Bewley Wynne Morrison, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D39854

William Romaine

by Richard Houston, printed and sold by Bewley Wynne Morrison, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, (1758)
NPG D39854

William Romaine, by Richard Houston, printed and sold by  Bewley Wynne Morrison, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D39855

William Romaine

by Richard Houston, printed and sold by Bewley Wynne Morrison, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, (1758)
NPG D39855

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by Richard Houston, printed for  Bowles & Carver, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2649

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by Richard Houston, printed for Bowles & Carver, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1758-1760)
NPG D2649

Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, by and sold by Richard Houston, sold by  Robert Sayer, sold by  John Bowles, after  Carington Bowles, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3674

Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough

by and sold by Richard Houston, sold by Robert Sayer, sold by John Bowles, after Carington Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1758)
NPG D3674

Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, by Richard Houston, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3675

Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1758)
NPG D3675

Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, by and sold by Richard Houston, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3676

Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough

by and sold by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1758)
NPG D3676

William Romaine, by Richard Houston, printed for  Carington Bowles, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D4102

William Romaine

by Richard Houston, printed for Carington Bowles, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, 1758-1775 (1758)
NPG D4102

William Romaine, by Richard Houston, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D4103

William Romaine

by Richard Houston, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, 1758-1775 (1758)
NPG D4103

William Romaine, by Richard Houston, printed for  Carington Bowles, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D4104

William Romaine

by Richard Houston, printed for Carington Bowles, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, 1758-1775 (1758)
NPG D4104

Elizabeth Barrington (née Vassal), by Richard Houston, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D5625

Elizabeth Barrington (née Vassal)

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1758)
NPG D5625

Elizabeth Barrington (née Vassal), by Richard Houston, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D645

Elizabeth Barrington (née Vassal)

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1758)
NPG D645

Mary (née Panton), Duchess of Ancaster, by Richard Houston, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D7006

Mary (née Panton), Duchess of Ancaster

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1758)
NPG D7006

Thomas Cranmer, by Richard Houston - NPG D24906

Thomas Cranmer

by Richard Houston
mezzotint, 1759
NPG D24906

James Wolfe, by Richard Houston, after  J.S.C. Schaak - NPG D32129

James Wolfe

by Richard Houston, after J.S.C. Schaak
mezzotint, circa 1759-1766
NPG D32129

Nicholas Ridley, by John Faber Sr, retouched by  Richard Houston, printed for  Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for  Henry Parker - NPG D33372

Nicholas Ridley

by John Faber Sr, retouched by Richard Houston, printed for Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for Henry Parker
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D33372

Lady Louisa Lennox (née Kerr), by Richard Houston, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D37301

Lady Louisa Lennox (née Kerr)

by Richard Houston, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, (circa 1759)
NPG D37301

Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland, by and sold by Richard Houston, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39319

Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland

by and sold by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1759 (1757-1759)
NPG D39319

Thomas Cranmer, by Richard Houston, after  Gerlach Flicke - NPG D1569

Thomas Cranmer

by Richard Houston, after Gerlach Flicke
mezzotint, 1759
NPG D1569

Lady Selina Hastings, by Richard Houston, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2958

Lady Selina Hastings

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1759)
NPG D2958

John Hus, by John Faber Sr, by  Richard Houston, after  Unknown artist - NPG D3129

John Hus

by John Faber Sr, by Richard Houston, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D3129

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