A Whim - or a visit to the Mud Bridge

1 portrait of William Yetts

A Whim - or a visit to the Mud Bridge, by John Kay, 1786 - NPG D16962 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

A Whim - or a visit to the Mud Bridge

by John Kay
etching and aquatint, 1786
7 7/8 in. x 8 5/8 in. (200 mm x 220 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D16962

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Artistback to top

  • John Kay (1742-1826), Miniature painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 286 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • George Boyd (active 1784), Clothier. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Jamie Duff (died 1788), Idiot known as 'Bailie Duff'. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Mrs Dunn (active 1784). Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Mrs Grieve (active 1784), Wife of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • William Hall (1749-1808), Merchant and magistrate. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Andrew Hardie (died 1784), Baker. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Sibilla Hutton (circa 1740-1808), Milliner and Shopkeeper. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • John Lauder (died 1794), Coppersmith. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • James Lawson (died circa 1820), Leather merchant. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Mrs Penny (active 1784), Wife of John Penny. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Alexander Ritchie (active 1784), Draper. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Henry Watson (active 1784), Hardware merchant. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Malcolm Wright (circa 1750-1825), Haberdasher and magistrate. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Mrs Wright (active 1784). Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • William Yetts (active 1784), Barber. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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