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Sir James Thornhill

9 of 14 portraits of Sir James Thornhill

Sir James Thornhill, by and published by John Faber Jr, after  Joseph Highmore, 1732 - NPG D15203 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir James Thornhill

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1732
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (353 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 15 1/4 in. x 11 1/4 in. (387 mm x 285 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D15203


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  • Sir James Thornhill (1675 or 1676-1734), Decorative painter and politician; MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis; father-in-law of Hogarth. Sitter associated with 14 portraits, Artist associated with 23 portraits.

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  • John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
  • Joseph Highmore (1692-1780), Painter. Artist associated with 54 portraits.

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  • NPG D4688: Sir James Thornhill (impression from same plate as)
  • NPG D4689: Sir James Thornhill (impression from same plate as)
  • NPG D19200: Sir James Thornhill (impression from same plate as)

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