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John Hunter

3 of 13 portraits of John Hunter

John Hunter, by John Jackson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1813 (1786) - NPG 77 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Hunter

by John Jackson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1813 (1786)
55 1/2 in. x 43 1/4 in. (1410 mm x 1099 mm)
Purchased, 1859
Primary Collection
NPG 77


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Sitterback to top

  • John Hunter (1728-1793), Surgeon and anatomist. Sitter in 13 portraits.

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  • John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 230 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • 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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This is a copy of portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, made in 1786. Hunter is shown seated at his writing table absorbed in thought, surrounded by medical specimens and books.

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