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Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (1743-1820), Explorer and botanist

Sitter associated with 35 portraits
Naturalist, patron of science and President of the Royal Society, 1778-1820. Banks sailed with Captain Cook to the Pacific on his first voyage aboard the Endeavour, 1768-71, and compiled a unique natural history collection. Banks held a position of great influence in the scientific world and he advised on ventures such as the Kew Botanic Gardens and the first British colonies in Australia.

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5868

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1771-1773
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5868

853

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil, circa 1795
NPG 853

885

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1810
NPG 885

316a(172)

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1816-1818
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1075

Men of Science Living in 1807-8

by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
pencil and wash, 1858-1862
NPG 1075

1075a

Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
engraving, 1862
NPG 1075a

D7504

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by William Dickinson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D7504

D7505

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by William Dickinson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D7505

D16542

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

after Unknown artist
line engraving, before 1781
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D12540

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 July 1795
NPG D12540

D7497

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Anthony Cardon, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1810
NPG D7497

D7498

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Anthony Cardon, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1810
NPG D7498

D7499

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Anthony Cardon, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1810
NPG D7499

D7500

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Anthony Cardon, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1810
NPG D7500

D7501

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Anthony Cardon, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1810
NPG D7501

D18980

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Anthony Cardon, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1810
NPG D18980

D7496

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1 June 1811 (27 June 1803)
NPG D7496

D12161

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1 June 1811 (27 June 1803)
NPG D12161

D7503

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Niccolò Schiavonetti, after Thomas Phillips
line engraving, published 1812
NPG D7503

D17519

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Henry Bone, after Thomas Phillips
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, July 1815 (1815)
NPG D17519

D7502

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 1822
NPG D7502

D32326

'The Dilettanti Society'

by Charles Algernon Tomkins, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, mid 19th century (1777-1779)
NPG D32326

D15003

'The Dilettanti Society'

by Charles Algernon Tomkins, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, mid 19th century (1777-1779)
NPG D15003

D593

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834
NPG D593

D621

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834 (1771-1773)
NPG D621

D15070

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple and line engraving, published 1 December 1836
NPG D15070

D19014

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1 June 1811 (27 June 1803)
NPG D19014

D35198

'The Dilettanti Society'

by Charles Algernon Tomkins, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, mid 19th century (1777-1779)
NPG D35198

D35199

'The Dilettanti Society'

by Vincent Brooks, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, mid 19th century (1777-1779)
NPG D35199

D14060

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834 (1771-1772)
NPG D14060

D20064

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834 (1771-1772)
NPG D20064

D15286

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple and line engraving, published 1 December 1835
NPG D15286

D20222

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple and line engraving, published 1 December 1836
NPG D20222