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Richard Bentley

(1794-1871), Printer and publisher

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 63 portraits
Richard Bentley's father Edward Bentley and his uncle John Nichols jointly owned the General Evening Post. After serving an apprenticeship with his uncle, Bentley initially set up a printing establishment with his older brother, antiquarian Samuel Bentley. In 1829, however, he went into partnership with publisher Henry Colburn. After several failures, they published the highly successful monthly Standard Novels series, which ran for over twenty years. Colburn retired in 1832 and Bentley continued the business on his own. In 1837, he launched Bentley's Miscellany, which, for the first three years of its existence, was edited by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist was first published in monthly instalments in the pages of the Miscellany.

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Ann D'Ewes (née Granville), by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Mary Delany (née Granville) - NPG D13911

Ann D'Ewes (née Granville)

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Mary Delany (née Granville)
stipple engraving, published 1861
NPG D13911

Elizabeth Carter, by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D14162

Elizabeth Carter

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley
line and stipple engraving, published 1861
NPG D14162

Mary Delany (née Granville), by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D14857

Mary Delany (née Granville)

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley
line engraving, published 1861
NPG D14857

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot, probably by Conrad Cook, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D13930

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot

probably by Conrad Cook, published by Richard Bentley
stipple and line engraving, published 1862
NPG D13930

Thomas Sedgwick Whalley, by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D14652

Thomas Sedgwick Whalley

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, published 1862
NPG D14652

Frances Sage, by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Richard Cosway - NPG D14668

Frances Sage

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Richard Cosway
line engraving, published 1862
NPG D14668

Mrs Sage (née Whalley), by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  George Romney - NPG D14672

Mrs Sage (née Whalley)

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after George Romney
line and stipple engraving, published 1862
NPG D14672

Georgina Mary Ann Waddington (née Port), by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D14802

Georgina Mary Ann Waddington (née Port)

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley
stipple engraving, published 1862
NPG D14802

Mary Port (née d'Ewes), by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Fincke - NPG D14803

Mary Port (née d'Ewes)

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Fincke
stipple engraving, published 1862
NPG D14803

probably Sarah Sandford (née Chapone), by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Mary Delany (née Granville) - NPG D14807

probably Sarah Sandford (née Chapone)

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Mary Delany (née Granville)
stipple engraving, published 1862
NPG D14807

Rose O'Neal Greenhow (Mrs Greenhow), by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D34913

Rose O'Neal Greenhow (Mrs Greenhow)

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley
engraving, published 1863
NPG D34913

William Hazlitt, published by Richard Bentley, after  John Hazlitt - NPG D13984

William Hazlitt

published by Richard Bentley, after John Hazlitt
line and stipple engraving, published 1867
NPG D13984

Jane Austen, published by Richard Bentley, after  Cassandra Austen - NPG D1007

Jane Austen

published by Richard Bentley, after Cassandra Austen
stipple engraving, published 1870
NPG D1007

Jane Austen, published by Richard Bentley, after  Cassandra Austen - NPG D1008

Jane Austen

published by Richard Bentley, after Cassandra Austen
stipple engraving, published 1870
NPG D1008

Jane Austen, published by Richard Bentley, after  Cassandra Austen - NPG D13873

Jane Austen

published by Richard Bentley, after Cassandra Austen
stipple engraving, published 1870
NPG D13873

Sir Horace ('Horatio') Mann, 1st Bt, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  John Astley - NPG D14135

Sir Horace ('Horatio') Mann, 1st Bt

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after John Astley
line engraving, published 1891 (1752)
NPG D14135

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry, by J. Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D14152

Maria (née Gunning), Countess of Coventry

by J. Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Francis Cotes
line and stipple engraving, published 1891
NPG D14152

Elizabeth Pierrepont (née Chudleigh, later Hervey), Duchess of Kingston, by J. Cook, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D14325

Elizabeth Pierrepont (née Chudleigh, later Hervey), Duchess of Kingston

by J. Cook, published by Richard Bentley
stipple engraving, published 1891
NPG D14325

Catherine ('Kitty') Clive (née Raftor), by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Jeremiah Davison - NPG D14852

Catherine ('Kitty') Clive (née Raftor)

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Jeremiah Davison
line engraving, published 1891
NPG D14852

Marie Thérèse de Savoie-Carignan, Princess de Lamballe, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D15017

Marie Thérèse de Savoie-Carignan, Princess de Lamballe

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley
line and stipple engraving, published 1895
NPG D15017

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