© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Thomas Trotter, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 2 April 1792
8 1/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (207 mm x 135 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1956
- Thomas Cadell the Elder (1742-1802), Publisher and bookseller. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- Thomas Trotter (circa 1750-1803), Painter. Artist associated with 71 portraits.
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Art and science
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