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John (John) Joshua Kirby

5 of 7 portraits of (John) Joshua Kirby

John (John) Joshua Kirby, by James Scott, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Thomas Gainsborough, published 1879 (circa 1764) - NPG D36886 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John (John) Joshua Kirby

by James Scott, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 1879 (circa 1764)
8 7/8 in. x 7 in. (226 mm x 177 mm) plate size; 20 in. x 13 3/4 in. (508 mm x 348 mm) paper size
acquired Unknown source, 1961
Reference Collection
NPG D36886


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  • (John) Joshua Kirby (1716-1774), Artist and teacher of linear perspective; friend of Thomas Gainsborough. Sitter in 7 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Portrait and landscape painter. Artist associated with 262 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Henry Graves & Co (active 1844-1899), Publishers. Artist associated with 228 portraits.
  • James Scott (circa 1809-circa 1889), Engraver. Artist associated with 132 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D3436: John (John) Joshua Kirby (impression from same plate as)
  • NPG D3435: John (John) Joshua Kirby (impression from same plate as)

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