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James Scott

(circa 1809-circa 1889), Engraver

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 132 portraits
One of the finest engravers of the mid and late nineteenth century, James Scott was equally talented in the fields of portraiture, historical, sporting and genre subjects. He was highly regarded both for his mezzotints and for his mixed method engravings. Scott had a long and distinguished career, first coming to prominence with his portrait of the Duke of Wellington published in 1837. During the next fifty years, he engraved large designs after the works of such contemporary painters as Daniel Maclise, Landseer, J. G. Brown and George Henry Boughton.

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Sir Robert McClure, by James Scott, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Stephen Pearce - NPG D38113

Sir Robert McClure

by James Scott, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Stephen Pearce
mezzotint, published 15 February 1856 (1855)
NPG D38113

Sir Robert McClure, by James Scott, after  Stephen Pearce - NPG D38114

Sir Robert McClure

by James Scott, after Stephen Pearce
mezzotint, published 1856 (1855)
NPG D38114

Sir Francis Beaufort, by James Scott, after  Stephen Pearce - NPG D31582

Sir Francis Beaufort

by James Scott, after Stephen Pearce
mezzotint, published 1857
NPG D31582

Sir George Simpson, by James Scott, after  Stephen Pearce - NPG D31633

Sir George Simpson

by James Scott, after Stephen Pearce
mezzotint, (1857)
NPG D31633

Conference of Engineers at the Menai Straits Preparatory to Floating one of the Tubes of the Britannia Bridge, by James Scott, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  John Lucas - NPG D10713

Conference of Engineers at the Menai Straits Preparatory to Floating one of the Tubes of the Britannia Bridge

by James Scott, published by Henry Graves & Co, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 25 January 1858
NPG D10713

John Rae, by James Scott, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Stephen Pearce - NPG D39171

John Rae

by James Scott, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Stephen Pearce
mezzotint, published 26 January 1858 (exhibited 1853)
NPG D39171

Sir Edward Sabine, by James Scott, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Stephen Pearce - NPG D39977

Sir Edward Sabine

by James Scott, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Stephen Pearce
mezzotint, published 6 April 1858 (1850)
NPG D39977

William Cavendish, by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D32778

William Cavendish

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1863 (1784)
NPG D32778

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough, by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D38253

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1863 (circa 1776)
NPG D38253

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel, by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3406

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1863 (1752-1753)
NPG D3406

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough, by James Scott, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D14921

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough

by James Scott, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1863 (circa 1776)
NPG D14921

Elizabeth (née Compton), Countess of Burlington, by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D32777

Elizabeth (née Compton), Countess of Burlington

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1864 (1781)
NPG D32777

Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland, by James Scott, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39954

Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland

by James Scott, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1864 (circa 1775)
NPG D39954

Sarah Mayne (née Otway); Sarah Otway (née Hayes), by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3790

Sarah Mayne (née Otway); Sarah Otway (née Hayes)

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1864
NPG D3790

Sarah Mayne (née Otway); Sarah Otway (née Hayes), by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3791

Sarah Mayne (née Otway); Sarah Otway (née Hayes)

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1864
NPG D3791

Mary Isabella Manners (née Somerset), Duchess of Rutland, by James Scott, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4143

Mary Isabella Manners (née Somerset), Duchess of Rutland

by James Scott, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1864 (1782-1784)
NPG D4143

John Angerstein; Juliana Angerstein (when children), by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D7058

John Angerstein; Juliana Angerstein (when children)

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1864 (1783)
NPG D7058

Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland, by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D14719

Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1864 (circa 1775)
NPG D14719

John Angerstein; Juliana Angerstein (when children), by James Scott, published by  Henry Graves, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D15571

John Angerstein; Juliana Angerstein (when children)

by James Scott, published by Henry Graves, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1864 (1783)
NPG D15571

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