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Arthur Murphy (1727-1805), Writer and actor

Sitter in 7 portraits
Playwright and barrister and in his early years also an actor and journalist. Murphy wrote over twenty farces, comedies and tragedies including Three Weeks after Marriage (1764) and Know Your Own Mind (1777). A friend of Dr Johnson from 1754 and a member of the Club, it was he who was responsible for first introducing Johnson to the Thrales.

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Arthur Murphy

by Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
oil on canvas, 1777
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Arthur Murphy

by William Ridley, published by Vernor & Hood, after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 31 August 1798
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Arthur Murphy

by Edward Scriven, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1815
NPG D13850

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Arthur Murphy

by William Ward, published by John Peter Thompson, after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
mezzotint, published 5 October 1805 (1777)
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Arthur Murphy

by William Ward, published by John Peter Thompson, after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
mezzotint, published 5 October 1805 (1777)
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Arthur Murphy

by William Ward, published by John Peter Thompson, after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
mezzotint, published 5 October 1805 (1777)
NPG D39102

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Arthur Murphy

by Edward Scriven, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1815
NPG D39103