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Richard Leveridge

2 of 4 portraits on display at Handel House Museum, London

Richard Leveridge, by Unknown artist, circa 1710-1720 - NPG 6596 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Leveridge

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1710-1720
30 1/8 in. x 25 in. (765 mm x 635 mm)
Purchased, 2001
Primary Collection
NPG 6596

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Leveridge is depicted here in his mid-forties, at a time when he also ran a coffee house from his home in Covent Garden. The 'catch' - a drinking song - on his score appears on the title page of his published Collection of Songs (1727).

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