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James Bruce (1730-1794), Explorer

Sitter associated with 4 portraits
African explorer; he made an archaeological tour of the Barbary coast from Algiers to Bengazi, 1765-6, and explored Abyssinia and the source of the Blue Nile, 1769-71. He returned to England 1774 and published his travels 1790.

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100

Unknown man, formerly known as James Bruce

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, late 18th century
NPG 100

5008

James Bruce

by John Smart
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1776
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5008

D13789

James Bruce

by E. Topham
etching, published 1775
NPG D13789

D14243

James Bruce; Peter Williamson

by and published by John Kay
etching, published 1791
NPG D14243