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John Thornthwaite

(born 1740?), Engraver

Artist associated with 31 portraits
J. Thornthwaite was a London painter and line engraver working in the eighteenth century. He worked mainly for publishers, notably for Bell's Shakespeare and British Theatre. He also produced some portraits.

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Mary Ann Yates as Virginia in Crisp's 'Virginia', by John Thornthwaite, published by  John Bell, after  James Roberts - NPG D8931

Mary Ann Yates as Virginia in Crisp's 'Virginia'

by John Thornthwaite, published by John Bell, after James Roberts
line engraving, published January 1778
NPG D8931

Mary Ann Yates as Volumnia in 'Coriolanus', by John Thornthwaite, published by  John Bell, after  Edward Francisco Burney - NPG D8938

Mary Ann Yates as Volumnia in 'Coriolanus'

by John Thornthwaite, published by John Bell, after Edward Francisco Burney
coloured line engraving, published 22 August 1786
NPG D8938

Mary Ann Yates as Volumnia in 'Coriolanus', by John Thornthwaite, after  Edward Francisco Burney - NPG D8939

Mary Ann Yates as Volumnia in 'Coriolanus'

by John Thornthwaite, after Edward Francisco Burney
coloured line engraving, published 1786
NPG D8939

King Henry VI, by John Thornthwaite, published by  Thomas Cadell the Elder - NPG D23761

King Henry VI

by John Thornthwaite, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder
line engraving, published 1 March 1788
NPG D23761

Frances Abington (née Barton), by John Thornthwaite, published by  John Bell, after  Isaac Taylor - NPG D969

Frances Abington (née Barton)

by John Thornthwaite, published by John Bell, after Isaac Taylor
line engraving, published 21 April 1792
NPG D969

Sir Anthony van Dyck, by John Thornthwaite, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28267

Sir Anthony van Dyck

by John Thornthwaite, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1794
NPG D28267

John Philip Kemble as Richard III, by John Thornthwaite, published by  John Bell, after  Gilbert Stuart - NPG D3465

John Philip Kemble as Richard III

by John Thornthwaite, published by John Bell, after Gilbert Stuart
line engraving, published 10 May 1798
NPG D3465

Mary Ann Yates as Volumnia in 'Coriolanus', by John Thornthwaite, published by  John Cawthorn, after  Edward Francisco Burney - NPG D8940

Mary Ann Yates as Volumnia in 'Coriolanus'

by John Thornthwaite, published by John Cawthorn, after Edward Francisco Burney
line engraving, published 1 November 1807
NPG D8940

William Hunter, by John Thornthwaite, published by  Robert Wilkinson - NPG D10584

William Hunter

by John Thornthwaite, published by Robert Wilkinson
stipple engraving, published 4 July 1812 (1780)
NPG D10584

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Elizabeth Sharp (née Hopkins) when Miss Hopkins; as Irene in Brown's 'Barbarossa'

by John Thornthwaite, after James Roberts
line engraving, published 1777
NPG D8677

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Elizabeth Sharp (née Hopkins) when Miss Hopkins; as Arethusa in Beaumont and Fletcher's 'Philaster'

by John Thornthwaite, after James Roberts
line engraving, published 1778
NPG D8674

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Charles Matthews

15 June 2016, 04:47

According to the Oxford Dictionary National Biography, article on John Hall (1739–1797) the engraver, Hall's studio handled the plates for Bell's theatrical prints. Joseph Thornthwaite, apprenticed to Hall in 1769, worked on them, with Burnet Reading.

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