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John (John) Joshua Kirby

2 of 7 portraits of (John) Joshua Kirby

John (John) Joshua Kirby, by John Dixon, sold by  Ryland and Bryer, after  Thomas Gainsborough, (circa 1764) - NPG D3434 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John (John) Joshua Kirby

by John Dixon, sold by Ryland and Bryer, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, (circa 1764)
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (353 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 14 5/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (371 mm x 273 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D3434


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Sitterback to top

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

Artistsback to top

  • John Dixon (circa 1740-1811), Engraver. Artist associated with 47 portraits.
  • Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Portrait and landscape painter. Artist associated with 262 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Ryland and Bryer (active 1765-1772), Engravers and printsellers. Artist associated with 30 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D14967: (John) Joshua Kirby (impression from same plate as)

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