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Alexander Pope

4 of 44 portraits of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope, by Jonathan Richardson, circa 1737 - NPG 1179 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Alexander Pope

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1737
24 1/8 in. x 18 in. (613 mm x 457 mm)
Given by Alfred Aaron de Pass, 1898
Primary Collection
NPG 1179

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Sitterback to top

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

Artistback to top

  • Jonathan Richardson (1665-1745), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 121 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

This portraitback to top

In a rococo frame of unusual design, perhaps originally intended for a pastel. 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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  • Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 214
  • Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery: An Illustrated Guide, 2000, p. 90
  • Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery, 1997, p. 90
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 500
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 64
  • Woof, Robert; Hebron, Stephen, Romantic Icons, 1999, p. 3