© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
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
- James Macardell (1727 or 1728-1765), Mezzotint engraver. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 291 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
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).
- Cullen, Fintan, The Irish Face: Redefining the Irish Portrait, 2004, p. 81
- Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 175
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 396
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