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Samuel Johnson

10 of 50 portraits of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, by James Watson, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds, (1769) - NPG D36536 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Samuel Johnson

by James Watson, published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1769)
19 1/2 in. x 14 7/8 in. (494 mm x 379 mm) paper size
acquired
Reference Collection
NPG D36536


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Sitterback to top

  • Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), Poet, critic and lexicographer. Sitter associated with 50 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
  • Robert Sayer (1724 or 1725-1794), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 196 portraits.
  • James Watson (circa 1740-1790), Engraver. Artist associated with 193 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D3176: Samuel Johnson (based on same portrait)