1 of 16 portraits of James Boswell
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1785
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Purchased with help from the Art Fund, the Johnson Club and H.M. Government, 1965
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Sitterback to top
- James Boswell (1740-1795), Biographer of Dr Johnson. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
Artistback to top
- 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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- Audio Guide
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 61
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 67
- Uglow, Jenny, Character Sketches: Dr Johnson, His Club and Other Friends, 1998, p. 51