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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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John Byng

by Richard Houston, published by John Ryall, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, circa 1757
NPG D19469

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Mary (née Panton), Duchess of Ancaster

by and sold by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1758)
NPG D19497

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Pietro Vermigli

by Richard Houston, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D4564

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King Edward VI

by Richard Houston, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, published by Henry Parker
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D18897

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Thomas Cranmer

by Richard Houston, published by Henry Parker, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, after Gerlach Flicke
mezzotint, 1759
NPG D20274

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King George III

by Richard Houston, published by Robert Sayer, and published by Elizabeth Bakewell, and published by Henry Parker, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, circa 1760
NPG D20037

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Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany

by Richard Houston, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, and published by Henry Parker, and published by Robert Sayer, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, published circa 1762-1775
NPG D20335

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John Hooper

by Richard Houston, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, published by Henry Parker
mezzotint, published circa 1762-1775
NPG D18750

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Richard Penderel

by Richard Houston, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D5498

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Richard Penderel

by Richard Houston, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D5500

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Matthew Skeggs in the Character of Signor Bumbasto

by Richard Houston, after Thomas King
mezzotint
NPG D4245

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