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Tiberius Cavallo

12 of 15 portraits on display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery

Tiberius Cavallo, by Unknown artist, circa 1790 - NPG 1412 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tiberius Cavallo

by Unknown artist
oil on oak panel, circa 1790
23 1/4 in. x 19 1/4 in. (591 mm x 489 mm)
Purchased, 1905
Primary Collection
NPG 1412

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To reflect Cavallo's dual talents, this portrait shows him with the twin-plate frictional electrical machine which he had recently invented and, behind him on the chair, an artist's palette.

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