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Hannah More (1745-1833), Religious writer

Sitter in 11 portraits
After some success as a fashionable playwright, More turned to the serious work of an evangelical reformer. From the 1780s, she wrote numerous treatises attacking moral laxity, fashion and female independence. Most influential were her 'Cheap Repository Tracts', which sold for a penny and reached millions. These took the form of 'improving tales' which sought to reform the poor by emphasising sobriety, hard work, religion and pride in Britain's constitution.

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4905

Portraits in the Characters of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo

by Richard Samuel
oil on canvas, exhibited 1779
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4905

6533

Hannah More

by Unknown artist
pencil, 1805
NPG 6533

412

Hannah More

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, 1822
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 412

4501

Hannah More

by Augustin Edouart
cut black paper with wash, 1827
NPG 4501

D5299

Hannah More

by James Godby, after Edward Bird
stipple engraving, published 25 September 1809
NPG D5299

D14218

Hannah More

by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Edward Bird
stipple engraving, published 25 September 1809
NPG D14218

D20056

Hannah More

by William Henry Worthington, published by J. Hudson, after Henry William Pickersgill
line engraving, published 1 March 1824 (1821)
NPG D20056

D13788

Hannah More

by Edward Scriven, published by Thomas Cadell the Younger, after Frances Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1838 (1780)
NPG D13788

D39016

Hannah More

by James Godby, after Edward Bird
stipple engraving, published 1809
NPG D39016

D39017

Hannah More

by Edward Scriven, published by and after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, published 15 August 1814 (November 1813)
NPG D39017

D39018

Hannah More

by William Henry Worthington, published by J. Hudson, after Henry William Pickersgill
line engraving, published 1 March 1824
NPG D39018