Thou art a Retailer of Phrases; And dost deal in Remnants of Remnants, Like a maker of Pincushions.

1 portrait of James Boswell

Thou art a Retailer of Phrases; And dost deal in Remnants of Remnants, Like a maker of Pincushions., by Unknown artist, published 1803 - NPG D34872 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Thou art a Retailer of Phrases; And dost deal in Remnants of Remnants, Like a maker of Pincushions.

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1803
10 5/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (271 mm x 208 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D34872


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  • James Boswell (1740-1795), Biographer of Dr Johnson. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
  • Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), Poet, critic and lexicographer. Sitter associated with 50 portraits.

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This image was first published in 1803 in The Works of satirical poet Richard Owen Cambridge (1717-1802) who may have conceived of the design.

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