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George Cumberland

14 of 37 portraits on display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery

George Cumberland, by Unknown artist, circa 1784 - NPG 5162 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Cumberland

by Unknown artist
enamel on copper, circa 1784
1 5/8 in. (41 mm) diameter
Purchased, 1977
Primary Collection
NPG 5162


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George Cumberland was a writer, collector and amateur artist; he was also the art critic for the Morning Chronicle, 1780-84. He was also the author of critical catalogues of engravings. This enamel miniature of Cumberland was made when he was about thirty and shows him with a ruined classical column and a classical statuette.

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