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Erasmus Darwin

2 of 8 portraits of Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin, by and published by John Raphael Smith, after  Joseph Wright, published 1 May 1797 - NPG D34686 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Erasmus Darwin

by and published by John Raphael Smith, after Joseph Wright
mezzotint, published 1 May 1797
14 7/8 in. x 11 in. (378 mm x 279 mm) plate size; 18 1/8 in. x 13 in. (460 mm x 330 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D34686


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  • Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), Physician and poet. Sitter in 8 portraits.

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  • John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), Portrait painter, engraver and pastellist. Artist associated with 183 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Joseph Wright (1734-1797), Painter, known as 'Wright of Derby'. Artist associated with 19 portraits, Sitter associated with 7 portraits.