The Academicians of the Royal Academy

1 portrait of Mary Moser

The Academicians of the Royal Academy, by Richard Earlom, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany, published 1773 - NPG D21304 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
19 7/8 in. x 28 3/8 in. (506 mm x 721 mm) plate size; 21 3/4 in. x 30 1/2 in. (553 mm x 776 mm) paper size
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NPG D21304


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Artistsback to top

  • Richard Earlom (1743-1822), Engraver. Artist associated with 107 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Johan Joseph Zoffany (1733-1810), Painter of portraits and conversation pieces. Artist associated with 46 portraits, Sitter associated with 11 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • George Barret (1728?-1784), Landscape painter. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
  • Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Sitter in 16 portraits, Artist associated with 164 portraits.
  • Edward Burch (1730-1814), Painter. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
  • Agostino Carlini (circa 1718-1790), Sculptor. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • Charles Catton the Elder (1728-1798), Painter. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • Mason Chamberlin (1722-1787), Portrait painter. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.
  • Sir William Chambers (1723-1796), Architect. Sitter in 16 portraits.
  • Chitqua (Tan Chet Qua) (active 1769-died 1796), Chinese artist. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785), Painter and engraver. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 29 portraits.
  • Richard Cosway (1742-1821), Miniature painter. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist associated with 96 portraits.
  • John Gwynn (1713-1786), Architect. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Francis Hayman (1707 or 1708-1776), Painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 13 portraits.
  • William Hoare (1707-1792), Portrait painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 74 portraits.
  • Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784), Portrait and miniature painter. Sitter in 9 portraits, Artist associated with 56 portraits.
  • William Hunter (1718-1783), Anatomist and physician; obstetrician and physician to Queen Charlotte. Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
  • Mary Lloyd (née Moser) (1744-1819), Artist; founding member of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Jeremiah Meyer (1735-1789), Miniature painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 7 portraits.
  • George Michael Moser (1704-1783), Enamel painter. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Francis Milner Newton (1720-1794), Portrait painter. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823), Sculptor. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist associated with 19 portraits.
  • Edward Penny (1714-1791), Portrait and history painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Sitter associated with 38 portraits, Artist associated with 1413 portraits.
  • John Inigo Richards (1731-1810), Landscape and scene painter. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Paul Sandby (1725-1809), Watercolour painter and engraver and a founder of the Royal Academy of Arts. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
  • Thomas Sandby (1721-1798), Draughtsman and architect; brother of Paul Sandby. Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Dominic Serres (1722-1793), Marine painter. Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • Peter Toms (active circa 1748-died 1777), Painter and herald. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • William Tyler (active circa 1760-died 1801), Sculptor and architect. Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • Samuel Wale (1721-1786), History painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.
  • Benjamin West (1738-1820), History painter and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter associated with 43 portraits, Artist associated with 39 portraits.
  • Richard Wilson (1714-1782), Landscape painter. Sitter associated with 8 portraits, Artist associated with 6 portraits.
  • Joseph Wilton (1722-1803), Sculptor. Sitter in 9 portraits, Artist associated with 7 portraits.
  • Richard Yeo (circa 1720-died 1779), Medallist. Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • Johan Joseph Zoffany (1733-1810), Painter of portraits and conversation pieces. Sitter associated with 11 portraits, Artist associated with 46 portraits.
  • Francesco Zuccarelli (1702-1788), Landscape painter. Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Events of 1773back to top

Current affairs

Tea Act grants the struggling East India Company a monopoly on the North American tea trade. Brokers who meet to do business in Jonathan's coffee house in Threadneedle Street, London decide to call themselves the Stock Exchange. General Turnpike Act regulates the system of road tolls.

Art and science

Samuel Johnson and James Boswell undertake a journey together to the western islands of Scotland. Oliver Goldsmith's play She Stoops to Conquer debuts in London's Covent Garden Theatre.

International

Captain James Cook becomes the first European explorer to cross the Antarctic Circle. Boston Tea Party demonstrates opposition in the colonies to the import duty on tea. Some fifty colonists, disguised as Indians, tip a valuable cargo of tea into Boston harbour as a protest against the British tax. Responding to pressure from the Catholic monarchs of Europe, Clement XIV abolishes the Jesuit Order.

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