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The Academicians of the Royal Academy

1 of 6 portraits of Giovanni Battista Cipriani

The Academicians of the Royal Academy, by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany, (1772) - NPG 1437 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
7 3/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (188 mm x 270 mm)
Given by Alfred Jones, 1906
Primary Collection
NPG 1437


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Artistsback to top

  • John Sanders (1750-1825). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • Johan Joseph Zoffany (1733-1810), Painter of portraits and conversation pieces. Artist associated with 46 portraits, Sitter associated with 11 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • George Barret (1728?-1784), Landscape painter. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
  • Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Sitter in 16 portraits, Artist associated with 164 portraits.
  • Edward Burch (1730-1814), Painter. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
  • Agostino Carlini (circa 1718-1790), Sculptor. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • Charles Catton the Elder (1728-1798), Painter. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • Mason Chamberlin (1722-1787), Portrait painter. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.
  • Sir William Chambers (1723-1796), Architect. Sitter in 16 portraits.
  • Chitqua (Tan Chet Qua) (active 1769-died 1796), Chinese artist. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785), Painter and engraver. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 28 portraits.
  • Richard Cosway (1742-1821), Miniature painter. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist associated with 96 portraits.
  • John Gwynn (1713-1786), Architect. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Francis Hayman (1707 or 1708-1776), Painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 13 portraits.
  • William Hoare (1707-1792), Portrait painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 74 portraits.
  • Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784), Portrait and miniature painter. Sitter in 9 portraits, Artist associated with 56 portraits.
  • William Hunter (1718-1783), Anatomist and physician; obstetrician and physician to Queen Charlotte. Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
  • Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Painter. Sitter in 9 portraits, Artist associated with 21 portraits.
  • Mary Lloyd (née Moser) (1744-1819), Artist; founding member of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Jeremiah Meyer (1735-1789), Miniature painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 7 portraits.
  • George Michael Moser (1704-1783), Enamel painter. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Francis Milner Newton (1720-1794), Portrait painter. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823), Sculptor. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist associated with 19 portraits.
  • Edward Penny (1714-1791), Portrait and history painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Sitter associated with 38 portraits, Artist associated with 1413 portraits.
  • John Inigo Richards (1731-1810), Landscape and scene painter. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Paul Sandby (1725-1809), Watercolour painter and engraver and a founder of the Royal Academy of Arts. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
  • Thomas Sandby (1721-1798), Draughtsman and architect; brother of Paul Sandby. Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Dominic Serres (1722-1793), Marine painter. Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • Peter Toms (active circa 1748-died 1777), Painter and herald. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • William Tyler (active circa 1760-died 1801), Sculptor and architect. Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • Samuel Wale (1721-1786), History painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.
  • Benjamin West (1738-1820), History painter and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter associated with 43 portraits, Artist associated with 39 portraits.
  • Richard Wilson (1714-1782), Landscape painter. Sitter associated with 8 portraits, Artist associated with 6 portraits.
  • Joseph Wilton (1722-1803), Sculptor. Sitter in 9 portraits, Artist associated with 7 portraits.
  • Richard Yeo (circa 1720-died 1779), Medallist. Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • Johan Joseph Zoffany (1733-1810), Painter of portraits and conversation pieces. Sitter associated with 11 portraits, Artist associated with 46 portraits.
  • Francesco Zuccarelli (1702-1788), Landscape painter. Sitter in 3 portraits.

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  • NPG 1437a: Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy' (key)

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International

Swiss pastor Johann Kaspar Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy revive the study of character through outward appearance. Captain James Cook sets off, aboard HMS Resolution, on his second Pacific voyage. First partition of Poland marks the start of Poland's disappearance as an independent state.

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