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Frances Abington (née Barton) as Thalia

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Frances Abington (née Barton) as Thalia, by James Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds, published 1769 - NPG D7153 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Frances Abington (née Barton) as Thalia

by James Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1769
Reference Collection
NPG D7153


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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.
  • James Watson (circa 1740-1790), Engraver. Artist associated with 193 portraits.

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  • Perry, Gill (introduction) Roach, Joseph (appreciation) and West, Shearer (appreciation), The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons, 2011 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 2011 to 8 January 2012), p. 7