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Thomas Trotter

(circa 1750-1803), Painter

Artist associated with 71 portraits
Thomas Trotter was a tradesman before studying under Blake. He engraved several plates in the manner of Stothard, but his reputation rests on his engravings from originals by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Unfortunately, his eyesight deteriorated to the point where he was unable to continue engraving and, towards the end of his career, he devoted himself exclusively to drawings of architectural views and antiquities.

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Samuel Johnson, after Thomas Trotter - NPG D20327

Samuel Johnson

after Thomas Trotter
line engraving, published 1786
NPG D20327

George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, by and published by Thomas Trotter, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D15270

George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle

by and published by Thomas Trotter, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 25 January 1787 (1786)
NPG D15270

King Edward IV, by Thomas Trotter, published by  Thomas Cadell the Elder - NPG D23795

King Edward IV

by Thomas Trotter, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder
line engraving, published 1 January 1788
NPG D23795

King Edward IV, by Thomas Trotter - NPG D23799

King Edward IV

by Thomas Trotter
line engraving, published before 1788
NPG D23799

Possibly Thomas Morris, by Thomas Trotter, published by  William Holland - NPG D16409

Possibly Thomas Morris

by Thomas Trotter, published by William Holland
etching, published 1 March 1788
NPG D16409

Sir Edward Coke, by Thomas Trotter, published by  Thomas Cadell the Elder, after  Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG D26086

Sir Edward Coke

by Thomas Trotter, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
line engraving, published 10 December 1792
NPG D26086

Jonathan Shipley, by Thomas Trotter, published by  Thomas Cadell the Elder, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4977

Jonathan Shipley

by Thomas Trotter, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 2 April 1792
NPG D4977

Cornelius van Dun, by Thomas Trotter, published by  Robert Wilkinson - NPG D25451

Cornelius van Dun

by Thomas Trotter, published by Robert Wilkinson
line engraving, published 30 June 1794
NPG D25451

Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley, by Thomas Trotter - NPG D26064

Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley

by Thomas Trotter
line engraving, published 1794
NPG D26064

Sir Paul Pindar and Ralph Pindar, possibly by Thomas Trotter, published by  John Simco - NPG D27227

Sir Paul Pindar and Ralph Pindar

possibly by Thomas Trotter, published by John Simco
line engraving, published 1794
NPG D27227

James Palmer, by Thomas Trotter, published by  William Richardson - NPG D28904

James Palmer

by Thomas Trotter, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1794
NPG D28904

Emery Hill, by Thomas Trotter - NPG D30017

Emery Hill

by Thomas Trotter
line engraving, published 1794
NPG D30017

Emery Hill, by Thomas Trotter - NPG D30019

Emery Hill

by Thomas Trotter
line engraving, published 1794
NPG D30019

Sir Paul Pindar, by Thomas Trotter, published by  John Simco - NPG D5524

Sir Paul Pindar

by Thomas Trotter, published by John Simco
line engraving, published 1 July 1794
NPG D5524

Sir Woolston Dixie, by Thomas Trotter, published by  William Richardson - NPG D25445

Sir Woolston Dixie

by Thomas Trotter, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1 April 1795
NPG D25445

Mary Ramsey (née Dale), Lady Ramsey, possibly by Thomas Trotter, published by  William Richardson - NPG D25594

Mary Ramsey (née Dale), Lady Ramsey

possibly by Thomas Trotter, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1 January 1795
NPG D25594

John Bridgeman, by Thomas Trotter, published by  William Richardson - NPG D26748

John Bridgeman

by Thomas Trotter, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1795
NPG D26748

George Jamesone, by Thomas Trotter, after  George Jamesone - NPG D28057

George Jamesone

by Thomas Trotter, after George Jamesone
line engraving, published 1795
NPG D28057

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Thomas Trotter, published by  Isaac Herbert - NPG D25071

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Thomas Trotter, published by Isaac Herbert
line engraving, published 10 March 1796
NPG D25071

Patrick Forbes, by Thomas Trotter, published by  Isaac Herbert - NPG D25944

Patrick Forbes

by Thomas Trotter, published by Isaac Herbert
line engraving, published 4 June 1796
NPG D25944

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