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40 People in sitter grouping: Johnson's Literary Club

Samuel Johnson

1709-1784
Poet, critic and lexicographer
Sitter associated with 50 portraits

Sir Joshua Reynolds

1723-1792
Painter and first President of the Royal Academy
Sitter associated with 38 portraits | Artist associated with 1413 portraits

John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton

1731-1783
Solicitor-General
Sitter in 14 portraits

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

1743-1820
Explorer and botanist
Sitter associated with 35 portraits

Thomas Barnard

1728-1806
Bishop of Limerick
Sitter in 2 portraits

Topham Beauclerk

1739-1780
Book collector
Sitter in 2 portraits

James Boswell

1740-1795
Biographer of Dr Johnson
Sitter associated with 16 portraits

Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, 6th Bt

1740-1821
MP, high sheriff and racing administrator
Sitter in 6 portraits

Edmund Burke

1729 or 1730-1797
Statesman
Sitter associated with 103 portraits

Richard Burke

1758-1794
Politician; Son of Edmund Burke
Sitter in 2 portraits

Charles Burney

1726-1814
Musician and historian of music
Sitter in 10 portraits

Sir Robert Chambers

1737-1803
Indian judge
Sitter in 1 portrait

Anthony Chamier

1725-1780
Financier and government official
Sitter in 1 portrait

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

1728-1799
Irish statesman
Sitter in 11 portraits

George Colman the Elder

1732-1794
Playwright
Sitter associated with 10 portraits

Samuel Dyer

1725-1772
Writer and translator
Sitter in 4 portraits

George Fordyce

1736-1802
Physician
Sitter in 1 portrait

Charles James Fox

1749-1806
Whig statesman
Sitter associated with 299 portraits

David Garrick

1717-1779
Actor, playwright and theatre manager
Sitter associated with 56 portraits

Edward Gibbon

1737-1794
Historian; author of 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'
Sitter in 14 portraits

Oliver Goldsmith

1728-1774
Writer
Sitter in 10 portraits

Sir William Hamilton

1730-1803
Diplomat and archaeologist
Sitter in 13 portraits

Sir John Hawkins

1719-1789
Writer
Sitter in 5 portraits

Sir William Jones

1746-1794
Orientalist and jurist
Sitter in 5 portraits

Bennet Langton

1737-1801
Scholar and friend of Dr Johnson
Sitter in 2 portraits

Charles Bingham, 1st Earl of Lucan

1735-1799
Irish Peer and politician.
Sitter in 6 portraits

Edmond Malone

1741-1812
Critic and editor of Shakespeare
Sitter in 4 portraits

Richard Marlay

circa 1728-1802
Bishop of Waterford; Dean of Ferns
Sitter in 1 portrait

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

1784-1865
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 138 portraits

Thomas Percy

1729-1811
Editor of the 'Reliques of Ancient English Poetry' and bishop of Dromore
Sitter in 3 portraits

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

1751-1816
Dramatist and parliamentary orator
Sitter associated with 162 portraits

Jonathan Shipley

1714-1788
Bishop of St Asaph
Sitter in 6 portraits

Adam Smith

1723-1790
Political economist
Sitter in 6 portraits

George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer

1758-1834
First Lord of the Admiralty
Sitter associated with 30 portraits

George Steevens

1736-1800
Commentator on Shakespeare
Sitter in 11 portraits

William Scott, Baron Stowell

1745-1836
Judge
Sitter in 5 portraits

John Fitzpatrick, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory

1745-1818
Irish Peer and MP
Sitter associated with 5 portraits

Joseph Warton

1722-1800
Literary critic
Sitter in 4 portraits

Thomas Warton the Younger

1728-1790
Literary historian; critic and poet
Sitter in 4 portraits

Hon. William Windham

1750-1810
Politician
Sitter associated with 50 portraits