© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 3 September 1780 (circa 1777-1778)
11 7/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (303 mm x 249 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Painter. Sitter in 9 portraits, Artist associated with 21 portraits.
- Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Artist associated with 164 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
- John Boydell (1720-1804), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 127 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- NPG D36751: Angelica Kauffmann (based on same portrait)
- NPG D36750: Angelica Kauffmann (based on same portrait)
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