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Alexander Pope (1688-1744), Poet

Sitter associated with 44 portraits
The son of a linen-draper, Pope was first noticed by Jacob Tonson who published his Pastorals in 1709. With The Rape of the Lock 1712, and his translations of Homer, Pope became the most formidable literary figure of his day, with a large circle of friends and enemies. Primarily a satirical poet and of unsurpassed metrical skill, he wrote 'what oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed'. A friend of Swift and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and famous in the history of landscape gardening for the grounds of his villa at Twickenham, he was revered as one of the great personalities of the age.

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112

Alexander Pope

attributed to Charles Jervas
oil on canvas, circa 1713-1715
On display in the Drawing Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 112

4132

Alexander Pope

studio of Michael Dahl
oil on canvas, circa 1727
NPG 4132

5854

Alexander Pope

by John Michael Rysbrack
marble bust, 1730
NPG 5854

1179

Alexander Pope

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1737
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1179

561

Alexander Pope

attributed to Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1738
NPG 561

2483

Alexander Pope

after Louis François Roubiliac
terracotta bust, (circa 1738)
On display on Floor 2: Turning Heads at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 2483

299

Alexander Pope

by William Hoare
pastel, circa 1739
NPG 299

873

Alexander Pope

by William Hoare
red chalk, circa 1739-1743
NPG 873

6236

Alexander Pope

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1741
NPG 6236

D27575

Alexander Pope

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D27575

D27576

Alexander Pope

by George Vertue, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, 1715 (circa 1714)
NPG D27576

D14071

Alexander Pope

by George Vertue, after Charles Jervas
engraving, 1715 (circa 1714)
NPG D14071

D18159

Alexander Pope

by George Vertue, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, 1715 (circa 1714)
NPG D18159

D40348

Alexander Pope

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717 (1716)
NPG D40348

D11502

Alexander Pope

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717 (1716)
NPG D11502

D18161

Alexander Pope

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, 1720
NPG D18161

D21368

'The South Sea Scheme'

by William Hogarth
etching and engraving, circa 1721
NPG D21368

D3934

Alexander Pope

by John Simon, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, 1728 (1727)
NPG D3934

D19307

Alexander Pope

by and sold by John Simon, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, 1728 (1727)
NPG D19307

D27565

Alexander Pope

published by John Bowles
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D27565

D19286

Alexander Pope

by George White, sold by Samuel Sympson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1732 (1722)
NPG D19286

D16489

Alexander Pope

by George White, sold by Samuel Sympson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1732 (1722)
NPG D16489

D5542

Alexander Pope

by Jonathan Richardson
etching, circa 1736
NPG D5542

D27573

Alexander Pope

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1738 (1721)
NPG D27573

D27574

Alexander Pope

by Jonathan Richardson
etching, 1738
NPG D27574

D3935

Alexander Pope

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1738 (1721)
NPG D3935

D27568

Alexander Pope

by Charles Grignion, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, published 1747
NPG D27568

D27577

Alexander Pope

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Arthur Pond
line engraving, 1747
NPG D27577

D27571

Alexander Pope

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D27571

D27569

Alexander Pope

by James Caldwall, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, published 1779
NPG D27569

D27572

Alexander Pope

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1787
NPG D27572

D27570

Alexander Pope

after Jonathan Richardson
stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D27570

D21904

'Pope, Allen and Warburton at Prior Park'

by Richard James Lane, published by M & N Hanhart, after E. Kilvert
lithograph, published circa 1839-1865
NPG D21904

D40349

Alexander Pope

by George Vertue, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, 1715 (circa 1714)
NPG D40349

D40350

Alexander Pope

by George Vertue, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, 1715 (circa 1714)
NPG D40350

D19211

Alexander Pope

by George Vertue, after Charles Jervas
engraving, 1715 (circa 1714)
NPG D19211

D40351

Alexander Pope

by Photographische Gesellschaft, after Jonathan Richardson
photogravure, (circa 1737)
NPG D40351

D18867

Alexander Pope

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, (1742)
NPG D18867

D40352

Alexander Pope

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Arthur Pond
line engraving, 1747
NPG D40352

D19215

Alexander Pope

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Arthur Pond
line engraving, 1747
NPG D19215