Sir John Fielding

1 portrait of Sir John Fielding

Sir John Fielding, by John Raphael Smith, published by  Carey & Watson, after  Nathaniel Hone, published 1773 - NPG D36915 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir John Fielding

by John Raphael Smith, published by Carey & Watson, after Nathaniel Hone
mezzotint, published 1773
15 3/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (390 mm x 283 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 13 1/8 in. (449 mm x 332 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D36915


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  • Sir John Fielding (1721-1780), Magistrate and social reformer. Sitter in 10 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Carey & Watson. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784), Portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 56 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), Portrait painter, engraver and pastellist. Artist associated with 185 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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