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Charles Burney (1726-1814), Musician and historian of music

Sitter in 10 portraits
An organist and musicologist, Charles Burney was the author of the monumental A General History of Music, (1776-89), and the father of Fanny Burney, the novelist and diarist.

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Charles Burney

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1781
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3884


Charles Burney

by George Dance
pencil, 1794
NPG 1140


Charles Burney

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
crayon, (1781)
NPG D14662


'A Sunday concert'

by Charles Loraine Smith (of Enderby), published by M. Rack
etching and aquatint, published 4 June 1782
NPG D14563


Charles Burney

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1784 (1781)
NPG D1149


'A literary party at Sir Joshua Reynolds's'

by D. George Thompson, published by Owen Bailey, after James William Edmund Doyle
stipple and line engraving, published 1 October 1851
NPG D14518


Charles Burney

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, late 19th century
NPG D929


Charles Burney

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1784 (1781)
NPG D13849


Charles Burney

by Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1785
NPG D14922

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