5 of 14 portraits of Edward Gibbon
after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, (1779)
8 7/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (225 mm x 143 mm) plate size; 17 1/8 in. x 12 in. (435 mm x 305 mm) paper size
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- Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), Historian; author of 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'. Sitter in 14 portraits.
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- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
Exhibitions and displays
- Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800
Until 1 September 2015