Alexander Pope

1 portrait on display at Handel House Museum, London

Alexander Pope, studio of Michael Dahl, circa 1727 - NPG 4132 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Alexander Pope

studio of Michael Dahl
oil on canvas, circa 1727
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Purchased, 1959
Primary Collection
NPG 4132


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  • Alexander Pope (1688-1744), Poet. Sitter associated with 44 portraits.

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  • Michael Dahl (1659-1743), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 168 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Pope is shown in the act of writing with a quill pen. The portrait is one of several versions dating to the late 1720s. 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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