Sir Charles James Napier

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Sir Charles James Napier, attributed to Smart,  - NPG 3964 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Charles James Napier

attributed to Smart
oil on canvas
13 7/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (353 mm x 289 mm)
Purchased, 1955
Primary Collection
NPG 3964


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  • Smart. Artist associated with 1 portrait.

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  • Bayly, Christopher, The Raj: India and the British 1600-1947, 1990 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 19 October 1990 - 17 March 1991), p. 183
  • Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 333
  • Piper, David, The English Face, 1992, p. 238
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 452

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Electrician and experimental philosopher John Canton reads a paper before the Royal Society on a method of making artificial magnets. Writer Samuel Johnson begins publishing his periodical The Rambler. Artist Joshua Reynolds travels to Italy, where he remains until 1752. Establishment of the Jockey Club; a gentleman's club which took over the regulation of British horse racing.

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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach dies in Leipzig. He completes his Mass in B Minor, worked on over many years, shortly before his death.

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