Jonathan Richardson

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Jonathan Richardson, by Jonathan Richardson, 1729 - NPG 706 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Jonathan Richardson

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, 1729
29 in. x 24 3/4 in. (737 mm x 629 mm)
Purchased, 1883
Primary Collection
NPG 706

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  • Jonathan Richardson (1665-1745), Portrait painter. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist associated with 120 portraits.

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  • Jonathan Richardson (1665-1745), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 120 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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Richardson was an habitual self-portraitist. Horace Walpole noted that the ' good old man seems to have amused himself with writing a short poem and drawing his own or his son's portrait every day'. 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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