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Sir William Jones
published by Jones and Adlard, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 19 August 1811 (1767-1769)
10 1/2 in. x 8 1/4 in. (268 mm x 210 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Jones and Adlard (active 1812). Artist associated with 2 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 D36734: Sir William Jones (based on same portrait)
- NPG D36735: Sir William Jones (based on same portrait)
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Art and science
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