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Maurice Johnson

2 of 9 portraits on display in Room 10: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery

Maurice Johnson, by George Vertue, 1731 - NPG 4684 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Maurice Johnson

by George Vertue
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, 1731
1 7/8 in. x 1 5/8 in. (48 mm x 41 mm) oval
Given by C.V. Marsden, 1969
Primary Collection
NPG 4684


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  • George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 845 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Gven by Vertue to Johnson as a token of friendship. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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