James Thomson

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James Thomson, by Unknown artist, after 1748 - NPG 4896 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

James Thomson

by Unknown artist
marble relief, after 1748
21 in. x 18 in. (533 mm x 457 mm) oval
Purchased, 1972
Primary Collection
NPG 4896


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This posthumous tablet, with thrusting chin, seems to be based on the portrait by David Patoun. Its form and condition suggests that it was made for an outdoor setting. It is incised Scotland gave me birth / England a Grave / I Sung the Seasons.
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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