Humphry, Ozias, 1742-1810

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English portrait painter.

From the description of Autograph letter in third person, unsigned : [n.p.], to Dr. Taylor, [no year] Jan. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269520038

From the description of Autograph letter in third person, not signed : [n.p.], to Sir John Macpherson, [n.d., after 1788?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269520024

From the description of Document not autograph : [London?], 1808 Jul. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269550512

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Coventry St. [London], to the Rev. Thomas Carwardine, 1804 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269523613

Ozias Humphry (1742-1810) was a miniatures and portrait painter. In 1785 he traveled to Calcutta, where he arrived in August, to work as a miniaturist. The following year, he obtained a commission to paint the nawab of Oudh and his courtiers at Lucknow, but was never paid for that work. Finding the climate difficult and his employment unsatisfactory, he returned to London in 1787. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1791, and in 1792 he was appointed Portrait Painter in Crayons to the King. In 1797, he began to lose his vision almost completely. He died in London in 1810.

From the description of [Travel diary], 1786 Feb - Jul. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702177676

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referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1738-1840 (inclusive), 1784-1837 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1668-1866 (inclusive);, 1738-1836 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Humphry, Ozias, 1742-1810. Autograph letter in third person, unsigned : [n.p.], to Dr. Taylor, [no year] Jan. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Samuel Johnson letters, 1731-1784. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Humphry, Ozias, 1742-1810. Autograph letter signed : Knightsbridge, 1801 Dec. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Humphry, Ozias, 1742-1810. Autograph letter in third person, not signed : [n.p.], to Sir John Macpherson, [n.d., after 1788?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Humphry, Ozias, 1742-1810. Letter, 1785, January 15, [London?], to Lord Edward Bentinck. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens, 1708-1875, 1768-1836 Yale Center for British Art
creatorOf Humphry, Ozias, 1742-1810. Document not autograph : [London?], 1808 Jul. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Humphry, Ozias, 1742-1810. Autograph letter signed : Coventry St. [London], to the Rev. Thomas Carwardine, 1804 Apr. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Humphry, Ozias, 1742-1810. [Travel diary], 1786 Feb - Jul. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Beauclerk, Diana, Lady, 1734-1808. Autograph letter in third person, not signed : Charles St. [London], to Mr. Humphries [sic], n.d. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Edmond Malone manuscript material : 5 items, 1789-1801 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Heath, James, 1757-1834,. Autograph letter signed from James Heath, Russell Place, London, to Ozias Humphry [manuscript], 1802 January 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812. Edmond Malone manuscript material : 5 items, 1789-1801 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1738-1840 (inclusive), 1784-1837 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Ozias Humphry, 1780 Aug. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Turner, Dawson, 1775-1858. Letters regarding art collecting, 1797-1833. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Abington, Mrs. (Frances Barton), 1737-1815,. Autograph letters signed from Mrs. Abington to Horace Walpole, Garrick, Ozias Humphrey, [George Hardinge], [John?] Bell (readdressed to the Rev. [Samuel?] Henley) and others [manuscript], 1771-1791. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Morland, Henry Robert, d. 1797. Letter and account sent to Ozias Humphry, ca. 1795. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Temple, John. Business and private papers, 1675-1830. American Primers
creatorOf Wilton, Joseph, 1722-1803. Autograph letter signed : Hammersmith, to Ozias Humphry, 1784 Dec. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Abington, Mrs. (Frances Barton), 1737-1815, person
associatedWith Beauclerk, Diana, Lady, 1734-1808. person
associatedWith Bentinck, Edward Charles, Lord, 1744-1819, person
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Bransten, Rena, person
associatedWith Cadell & Davies corporateBody
associatedWith Carwardine, Thomas, 1735-1824, person
associatedWith Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857 person
associatedWith Glazier, Henry S., person
correspondedWith Heath, James, 1757-1834, person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Macpherson, John, Sir, 1745-1821, person
associatedWith Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812. person
correspondedWith Morland, Henry Robert, d. 1797. person
associatedWith Romney, George, 1734-1802. person
associatedWith Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. person
associatedWith Taylor, Isaac, 1759-1829, person
associatedWith Temple, John. person
associatedWith Turner, Dawson, 1775-1858. person
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845 person
associatedWith Wilton, Joseph, 1722-1803. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
India
Great Britain
Lucknow (India)
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Travelers' writings, English
Miniature painting, British
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Birth 1742-09-08

Death 1810-03-09

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