Johann Gerhard Huck
1759-1811

Artist and Engraver

Portrait of Johann Gerhard Huck 1759-1811 artist and engraver
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Who was Johann Gerhard Huck?  He appears to have been an artist and a mezzotint engraver.  It is possible that in his younger days he was brought up in Dusseldorf, in Germany, where his parents ran a print shop.  It would appear that he started training to become an artist/engraver in 1773 at the age of 14.  Possibly in 1782, at the age of 23, he came to England to further his career and worked for the engraver Valentine Green (1739-1813).  He possibly returned to Germany in 1788 as Green's agent in a project to engrave the Dusseldorf Gallery.  He later published his own prints in Düsseldorf and Hildesheim.  Presumably he came back to the UK briefly in 1790 as this is when he drew a portrait of George Marsh.

His works are very rare and to date I have only found the following:

The Right Honourable William Pitt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, First Lord of the Treasury etc.  Drawn by Anton Hickel, mezzotint engraved by Johann Gerhard Huck, 1782, 495mm x 385mm.

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Portrait of William Pitt engraved by Johann Gerhard Huck 1759-1811 artist and engraver
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The Right Honourable Charles James Fox.  Drawn by Anton Hickel, mezzotint engraved by Johann Gerhard Huck, 1782, 490mm x 385mm.

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Portrait of Charles James Fox engraved by Johann Gerhard Huck 1759-1811 artist and engraver
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Monument to William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-1778) Prime Minister in Westminster Abbey.  Drawn from the finished Monument by Johann Gerhard Huck.  Engraved by V. Green, 1784, 892mm x 589mm.

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Monument to William Pitt engraved by Johann Gerhard Huck 1759-1811 artist and engraver
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The Articles of the Union Presented by the Commissioners to Queen Anne, 1706.  Drawn by Walter Monnington and engraved by Johann Gerhard Huck, 1786.

Articles of the Union Presented by the Commissioners to Queen Anne engraved by Johann Gerhard Huck 1759-1811 artist and engraver

 

The Good Mother (after Pottgießer) mezzotint by Johann Gerhard Huck 1787, 345mm x 275mm.

 

 

The Wood Pigeons, mezzotint by Thomas Park, after Johann Gerhard Huck. Published 1789 by T. Park 510mm x 610mm

 

Portrait drawing of George Marsh Commissioner of the Navy (1722-1800), signed J G Huck, dated 1790.

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Portrait drawing of George Marsh Commissioner of the Navy by Johann Gerhard Huck 1759-1811 artist and engraver
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Fr.v. Hardefeld by Johann Gerhard Huck. Farb. Schabkunst nach H.Schroeder, um 1800.  Mezzotint Engraving, 330mm x 275mm.

 

 

Porträt des General-Lieutenants K.G.W. von Hammerstein.  Mezzotinto by Johann Gerhard Huck.  Betit., sign. u. dat. 1805. 545mm x 420mm.

 

 

The Mouse Trap, after Johan Gerhard Huck, mezzotint, 520 x 600mm

 

If anyone out on the internet knows more about the artist Johann Gerhard Huck, I would be very pleased to hear from you.  Please contact me at jj@jjhc.co.uk

 

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