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Jacob Tonson II (1682-1735), Publisher; nephew of Jacob Tonson I

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 5 portraits
Publisher. He took over the business of his famous uncle of the same name and lived in his uncle's home at Barn Elms where he built a special room for the Kit-cat Club portraits. Although the Club stopped meeting around this time, the younger Tonson wanted to capitalise on their fame - especially as the Whigs had come to power. He paid John Faber over £108 to engrave the plates and, in 1735, published a luxury series of mezzotints after the portraits.

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D14566

Sir John Vanbrugh

by John Simon, published by Jacob Tonson I, or Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D14566

D27515

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

by George Vertue, sold by Edmund Parker, sold by Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1722
NPG D27515

D38070

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

by George Vertue, sold by Edmund Parker, sold by Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1722
NPG D38070

D19604

Sir John Vanbrugh

by John Simon, published by Jacob Tonson I, or Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D19604

D18758

Sir Samuel Garth

by John Simon, published by Jacob Tonson I, or published by Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1715 (circa 1705-1710)
NPG D18758