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Hannah More

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Hannah More, by Augustin Edouart, 1827 - NPG 4501 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Hannah More

by Augustin Edouart
cut black paper with wash, 1827
8 3/4 in. x 11 in. (222 mm x 279 mm)
Purchased, 1966
Primary Collection
NPG 4501

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  • Hannah More (1745-1833), Religious writer. Sitter in 11 portraits.

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Hannah More's precocious intelligence convinced her family to educate her as best they could; she later took lessons from the masters at a boarding school which one of her sisters opened in Bristol. On a visit to London in the early 1780s she was befriended by David Garrick and his wife and was much admired by London literary society. She had two plays produced in the capital before turning to moral and religious writing and her most popular work in this vein was Coelebs in Search of a Wife (1809). This silhouette shows More sitting at a table holding some papers with her inkstand and quill before her.

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