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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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Unknown man, formerly known as James Bruce

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


James Bruce

by John Smart
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1776
NPG 5008


James Bruce

by E. Topham
etching, published 1775
NPG D13789


James Bruce; Peter Williamson

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