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Alexander Pope

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Alexander Pope, by Jacques Antoine Dassier, 1741 - NPG 6236 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alexander Pope

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1741
2 1/8 in. (54 mm) diameter
Given by Jacob Simon, 1993
Primary Collection
NPG 6236


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

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The Swiss medallist came to London in 1740 to strike a series of medals of famous men. Among the first to be produced were the medals of Pope and Folkes which the engraver George Vertue noted as 'done from the life and ... free and boldly cut'.

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