James Macardell

1 portrait

James Macardell, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, circa 1756-1760 - NPG 3123 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

James Macardell

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, circa 1756-1760
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
Given by The Art Fund, 1942
Primary Collection
NPG 3123


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  • James Macardell (1727 or 1728-1765), Mezzotint engraver. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 290 portraits.

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  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.

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Reynolds shows his engraver, James Macardell, in the act of engraving a copper plate. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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