5 of 50 portraits of Samuel Johnson
after John Opie
oil on canvas, (1783-1784)
20 3/8 in. x 16 7/8 in. (517 mm x 429 mm)
Given by Lord Ronald Charles Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 1901
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Sitterback to top
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), Poet, critic and lexicographer. Sitter associated with 50 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Opie (1761-1807), Portrait and history painter. Artist associated with 148 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 292
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 340