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