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James Roberts

(1753-in or after 1809), Portrait painter

Artist associated with 53 portraits
James Roberts was an artist who painted landscapes and worked as a miniaturist, but he was best known for his small whole-length portraits, chiefly of actors in character. Between 1775 and 1781, he produced more than sixty watercolours on vellum for the portrait plates in Bell's British Theatre. Roberts exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1773 to 1784, and again from 1795 to 1799; in the interval, he worked in Oxford as a drawing master.

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'Marlborough Theatricals', by and published by John Jones, published by and after  James Roberts - NPG D14919

'Marlborough Theatricals'

by and published by John Jones, published by and after James Roberts
mezzotint, published 8 December 1788
NPG D14919

Elizabeth (née Farren), Countess of Derby, by John Jones, after and published by  James Roberts, after  Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway) - NPG D35132

Elizabeth (née Farren), Countess of Derby

by John Jones, after and published by James Roberts, after Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)
stipple engraving, published 31 March 1789
NPG D35132

Sir John Hawkins, by R. Clamp, published by  E. & S. Harding, after  Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after  James Roberts - NPG D13918

Sir John Hawkins

by R. Clamp, published by E. & S. Harding, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after James Roberts
stipple engraving, published 1 September 1794
NPG D13918

Sir John Hawkins, by R. Clamp, published by  E. & S. Harding, after  Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after  James Roberts - NPG D16218

Sir John Hawkins

by R. Clamp, published by E. & S. Harding, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after James Roberts
stipple engraving, published 1 September 1794
NPG D16218

Sir John Hawkins, by R. Clamp, published by  E. & S. Harding, after  Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after  James Roberts - NPG D16219

Sir John Hawkins

by R. Clamp, published by E. & S. Harding, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after James Roberts
stipple engraving, published 1 September 1794
NPG D16219

Robert Faulknor, by and published by H.D. Gardner, after  James Roberts - NPG D36666

Robert Faulknor

by and published by H.D. Gardner, after James Roberts
line engraving, published 1795
NPG D36666

Robert Faulknor, by H.D. Gardner, published by and after  James Roberts - NPG D12036

Robert Faulknor

by H.D. Gardner, published by and after James Roberts
line engraving, published 1795
NPG D12036

Sir John Hawkins, after James Roberts - NPG D16220

Sir John Hawkins

after James Roberts
etching, early 19th century
NPG D16220

Jane Green (née Hippisley) as Mrs Cadwallader, published by John Hippisley Green, probably after  James Roberts - NPG D2803

Jane Green (née Hippisley) as Mrs Cadwallader

published by John Hippisley Green, probably after James Roberts
etching, published 1803
NPG D2803

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William Parsons as Periwinkle

by James Roberts
line engraving, published 1776
NPG D8435

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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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Miss Wallis

by Philipp Audinet, published by George Cawthorn, after James Roberts
line engraving, published 18 June 1798
NPG D15618

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