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Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), Historian; author of 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'

Sitter in 14 portraits
Historian. His famous Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written mainly in London, 1776-88. Lived in Lausanne 1753-8 and 1783-93. Elected Professor in Ancient History to the Royal Academy in succession to Goldsmith. A member of the Club.

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Edward Gibbon

by Henry Walton
oil on mahogany panel, 1773
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Edward Gibbon

by Unknown artist
black chalk with white heightening, the hand and ears in sanguine, with pink crayon on the cheeks, on laid grey paper, circa 1785-1790
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Edward Gibbon

by Unknown artist
watercolour, circa 1825
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D16357

Edward Gibbon

after Unknown silhouettist
aquatint, late 18th century
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D34449

Edward Gibbon

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, (1779)
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D2757

Edward Gibbon

by John Hall, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1780 (1779)
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D2758

Edward Gibbon

by John Hall, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1780 (1779)
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D2759

Edward Gibbon

by John Hall, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1780 (1779)
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D14751

Edward Gibbon

by John Hall, published by William Strahan, and published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1 February 1780 (1779)
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D9030

Edward Gibbon

attributed to James Douglas
coloured etching, published 1788
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D19902

Edward Gibbon

after Henry Walton
line engraving, (1773)
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D20075

Edward Gibbon

by John Edmond Halpin (Halpen), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, (1779)
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D19901

Edward Gibbon

by William Ridley, after Henry Walton
stipple engraving, published 1794 (1773)
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D20074

Edward Gibbon

by Samuel Freeman, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, circa 1825-1850 (1779)
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