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James Thomson (Thompson)

(baptised 1788-1850), Engraver

Artist associated with 136 portraits
James Thomson was apprenticed for seven years to Mackenzie, a London engraver. He then spent two years working for Anthony Cardon before setting up in business on his own. He became an accomplished engraver, developing a unique style by etching design lines on his plates before either line or stipple engraving them. Thomson produced figure and portrait engravings and contributed to many popular illustrated works such as E. Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain (1821-34), Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting (1826-8) and C. Heath's Book of Beauty (1833-49).

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Sir William Edward Parry, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  Samuel Drummond - NPG D38801

Sir William Edward Parry

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1821
NPG D38801

Harriette Wilson (née Dubouchet), by James Thomson (Thompson), after  George Clint - NPG D7821

Harriette Wilson (née Dubouchet)

by James Thomson (Thompson), after George Clint
stipple engraving, published 1821
NPG D7821

James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D7826

James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1821
NPG D7826

Charles Knyvett, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  Abraham Wivell - NPG D8419

Charles Knyvett

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, 1821
NPG D8419

Charles Knyvett, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  Abraham Wivell - NPG D8420

Charles Knyvett

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, 1821
NPG D8420

Giovanni Battista Belzoni, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  Unknown artist - NPG D7715

Giovanni Battista Belzoni

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1822
NPG D7715

Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  Robert Walker - NPG D26616

Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Robert Walker
stipple engraving, published 1823
NPG D26616

King George IV, by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  William Sams, after  Abraham Wivell - NPG D33339

King George IV

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by William Sams, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, published 1823
NPG D33339

Harriet Anne Chichester (née Butler), Marchioness of Donegall, by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  Edward Bull, after  Anne Mee (née Foldsone) - NPG D35269

Harriet Anne Chichester (née Butler), Marchioness of Donegall

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Edward Bull, after Anne Mee (née Foldsone)
stipple engraving, 1823
NPG D35269

Sir Thomas More, by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  Harding, Mavor & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D39005

Sir Thomas More

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Harding, Mavor & Lepard, after William Derby, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple and line engraving, published 24 December 1823
NPG D39005

Jeremy Bentham, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  William Derby - NPG D1056

Jeremy Bentham

by James Thomson (Thompson), after William Derby
stipple engraving, published 1823
NPG D1056

Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  Robert Walker - NPG D8042

Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Robert Walker
stipple engraving, published 1823
NPG D8042

Sir Richard Westmacott, by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  Thomas Goff Lupton, after  J. Derby - NPG D8274

Sir Richard Westmacott

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Thomas Goff Lupton, after J. Derby
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1823
NPG D8274

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  William Sams, after  Abraham Wivell - NPG D33221

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by William Sams, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D33221

George Goring, Baron Goring, by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D34641

George Goring, Baron Goring

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1824 (circa 1635-1640)
NPG D34641

Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after  William Derby - NPG D35701

Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after William Derby
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1824
NPG D35701

Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, by James Thomson (Thompson), published by  Henry Fisher - NPG D38020

Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Henry Fisher
stipple engraving, published January 1824
NPG D38020

Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D41889

Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, circa 1824
NPG D41889

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  John Jackson, and by  Walter Paton - NPG D33224

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by James Thomson (Thompson), after John Jackson, and by Walter Paton
stipple engraving, 1825
NPG D33224

Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt, by James Thomson (Thompson), printed by  McQueen (Macqueen), after  William Derby, after  Jonathan Richardson - NPG D36207

Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt

by James Thomson (Thompson), printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after William Derby, after Jonathan Richardson
line and stipple engraving, published 1 July 1825 (1713-1714)
NPG D36207

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David Alexander

29 November 2018, 18:32

The portrait of The Revd Joseph White after Peters from the European Magazine, 1796, is not by James Thompson but Joseph Thomson, and clearly signed as such.

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