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Laurence Sterne

(1713-1768), Writer and divine; author of 'Tristram Shandy'

Sitter in 16 portraits
Writer and curate of Coxwold, Yorkshire, and author of the humorous Tristram Shandy (1759-67) and A Sentimental Journey (1768). His work, filled with obscene language and ridicule of public figures, earned him both celebrity and scorn in literary circles.

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Laurence Sterne, by Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 5019

Laurence Sterne

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1760
NPG 5019

Laurence Sterne, by Unknown artist - NPG 2022

Laurence Sterne

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1760
NPG 2022

Laurence Sterne, by Louis Carrogis ('Louis de Carmontelle') - NPG 2785

Laurence Sterne

by Louis Carrogis ('Louis de Carmontelle')
watercolour, circa 1762
NPG 2785

Laurence Sterne, by Joseph Nollekens - NPG 1891

Laurence Sterne

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, circa 1766
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1891

Laurence Sterne, by Edward Fisher, printed for  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D21363

Laurence Sterne

by Edward Fisher, printed for Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D21363

Laurence Sterne, by Edward Fisher, printed for  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2980

Laurence Sterne

by Edward Fisher, printed for Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D2980

Laurence Sterne, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D17533

Laurence Sterne

by Henry Bone, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil and ink drawing squared in ink for transfer, September 1814 (1760)
NPG D17533

Laurence Sterne, by Samuel William Reynolds, published by  Hodgson & Graves, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4315

Laurence Sterne

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1836 (1760)
NPG D4315

Laurence Sterne, by Samuel William Reynolds, published by  Hodgson & Graves, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D14596

Laurence Sterne

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1836 (1760)
NPG D14596

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Laurence Sterne

by William Holl Sr, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, (1760)
NPG D42129

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Laurence Sterne

by H.P., after Sir Joshua Reynolds
etching, (1760)
NPG D13966

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Laurence Sterne

possibly by Abraham Wivell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D18836

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Laurence Sterne

by Edward Fisher, printed for Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D20401

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Laurence Sterne

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1836 (1760)
NPG D4314

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Laurence Sterne

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1836 (1760)
NPG D4316

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Laurence Sterne

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1836 (1760)
NPG D19360

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