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Philip Thicknesse (1719-1792), Writer and eccentric

Sitter in 5 portraits
Thicknesse wrote on many topics, from travel to art, and encouraged the artistic career of his friend, the young Thomas Gainsborough. He also served as a soldier.

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Philip Thicknesse

by Nathaniel Hone
enamel on copper, 1757
On display in Room 10: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4192

D10953

Philip Thicknesse

by James Gillray, published by James Ridgway
etching, published 14 September 1790
NPG D10953

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Philip Thicknesse

by James Gillray, published by James Ridgway
etching, published 14 September 1790
NPG D12410

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Philip Thicknesse ('Lieut Goverr Gall-Stone, inspired by Alecto; - or - the birth of Minerva')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 15 February 1790
NPG D13071

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Philip Thicknesse

by James Gillray, published by James Ridgway
etching, published 14 September 1790
NPG D14393