Joseph Priestley

1 portrait

Joseph Priestley, by Ellen Sharples, probably after  James Sharples, circa 1797 - NPG 175 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Priestley

by Ellen Sharples, probably after James Sharples
pastel, circa 1797
9 1/2 in. x 7 3/8 in. (243 mm x 187 mm)
Given by James Yates, 1864
Primary Collection
NPG 175


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  • Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), Theologian and scientist. Sitter in 27 portraits.

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Drawn shortly after Priestley's arrival in America.

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  • Audio Guide
  • Hackmann, W.D., Apples and Atoms: Portraits of Scientists from Newton to Rutherford, 1986, p. 35
  • Hart-Davis, Adam, Chain Reactions, 2000, p. 53
  • Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 386
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 505
  • 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. 175

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