Alexander Pope

1 portrait

Alexander Pope, attributed to Jonathan Richardson, circa 1738 - NPG 561 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Alexander Pope

attributed to Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1738
17 3/8 in. x 14 3/8 in. (441 mm x 365 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Primary Collection
NPG 561

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  • Alexander Pope (1688-1744), Poet. Sitter associated with 44 portraits.

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  • Jonathan Richardson (1665-1745), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 121 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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A poor version of a portrait painted in 1738 for Dr Richard Mead, which is probably now at Petworth. 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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