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Maurice Johnson (1688-1755), Antiquary

Sitter in 1 portrait
Librarian of the Society of Antiquaries (1717), Johnson also founded the Gentleman's Society of Spalding, which met to discuss history, science and the arts. Alexander Pope and Sir Isaac Newton were honorary members.

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Maurice Johnson

by George Vertue
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, 1731
On display in Room 10: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4684