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John Smeaton

11 of 15 portraits on display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery

John Smeaton, by George Romney, after  Rhodes, 1779 (circa 1779) - NPG 80 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Smeaton

by George Romney, after Rhodes
oil on canvas, 1779 (circa 1779)
30 in. x 25 1/4 in. (765 mm x 643 mm)
Purchased, 1859
Primary Collection
NPG 80


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Sitterback to top

  • John Smeaton (1724-1792), Civil engineer. Sitter in 3 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Rhodes (died 1790). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 156 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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With Smeaton's Eddystone lighthouse visible in the background; painted for the writer and MP, Sir Richard Sullivan.

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