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William Richardson

(active 1777-1814), Bookseller, printseller and auctioneer

Artist associated with 398 portraits

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Sir John Marsham, after Robert White, published by  William Richardson - NPG D30206

Sir John Marsham

after Robert White, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1810
NPG D30206

Henry Cornish, after Unknown artist, published by  William Richardson - NPG D30962

Henry Cornish

after Unknown artist, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1810
NPG D30962

Henry Cornish, after Unknown artist, published by  William Richardson - NPG D30963

Henry Cornish

after Unknown artist, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1810
NPG D30963

Titus Oates, published by William Richardson - NPG D16605

Titus Oates

published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 25 March 1810
NPG D16605

Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, after Wenceslaus Hollar, published by  William Richardson - NPG D28215

Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh

after Wenceslaus Hollar, published by William Richardson
etching, published 1811
NPG D28215

Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, after Abraham Diepenbeeck, published by  William Richardson - NPG D29472

Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

after Abraham Diepenbeeck, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1811
NPG D29472

Sir George Ayscue, after Unknown artist, published by  William Richardson - NPG D29929

Sir George Ayscue

after Unknown artist, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1811
NPG D29929

Sir John Lawson, after Unknown artist, published by  William Richardson - NPG D29936

Sir John Lawson

after Unknown artist, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1811
NPG D29936

Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, after Thomas Murray, published by  William Richardson - NPG D30845

Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle

after Thomas Murray, published by William Richardson
mezzotint, published 1811
NPG D30845

John Randolph, by Charles Turner, published by  William Richardson, after  John Hoppner - NPG D39200

John Randolph

by Charles Turner, published by William Richardson, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 10 February 1811
NPG D39200

Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, published by William Richardson, after  Thomas Murray - NPG D326

Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle

published by William Richardson, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, published 1811
NPG D326

Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, published by William Richardson, after  Thomas Murray - NPG D327

Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle

published by William Richardson, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, published 1811
NPG D327

Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, published by William Richardson, after  Thomas Murray - NPG D328

Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle

published by William Richardson, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, published 1811
NPG D328

Sir Francis Vere, published by William Richardson, after  William Faithorne - NPG D25396

Sir Francis Vere

published by William Richardson, after William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1812
NPG D25396

William Lambarde, published by William Richardson - NPG D25534

William Lambarde

published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1812
NPG D25534

Francis Cottington, 1st Baron Cottington, published by William Richardson - NPG D26484

Francis Cottington, 1st Baron Cottington

published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1812
NPG D26484

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox, published by William Richardson, after  Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D26551

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox

published by William Richardson, after Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, published 1812
NPG D26551

Philip Wharton, 4th Baron Wharton, after Wenceslaus Hollar, published by  William Richardson - NPG D26642

Philip Wharton, 4th Baron Wharton

after Wenceslaus Hollar, published by William Richardson
etching, published 1812
NPG D26642

John Okey, possibly by J. de Claussin, published by  William Richardson - NPG D27164

John Okey

possibly by J. de Claussin, published by William Richardson
etching, published 1812
NPG D27164

Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, published by William Richardson, after  Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D28218

Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex

published by William Richardson, after Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, published 1812
NPG D28218

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