15 of 24 portraits of Joseph Addison
by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1748
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- Joseph Addison (1672-1719), Essayist and poet. Sitter associated with 24 portraits.
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This engraving includes pictorial attributes that point to Addison's career as a playwright and poet. The small scene in the roundel depicts the mythical horse Pegasus, sometimes regarded as a symbol for poetic genius.
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