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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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D19286

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope

by George White, sold by Samuel Sympson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1732 (1722)
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D5542

Alexander Pope

by Jonathan Richardson
etching, circa 1736
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D27573

Alexander Pope

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1738 (1721)
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D27574

Alexander Pope

by Jonathan Richardson
etching, 1738
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D3935

Alexander Pope

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1738 (1721)
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D27568

Alexander Pope

by Charles Grignion, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
line engraving, published 1747
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D27577

Alexander Pope

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Arthur Pond
line engraving, 1747
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D27571

Alexander Pope

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th century
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D27569

Alexander Pope

by James Caldwall, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, published 1779
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D27572

Alexander Pope

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1787
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D27570

Alexander Pope

after Jonathan Richardson
stipple engraving, published 1824
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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
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D40349

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope

by George Vertue, after Charles Jervas
engraving, 1715 (circa 1714)
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D40351

Alexander Pope

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

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