Only Connect - Richard Cosway <> Thomas Jefferson

How are these sitters connected?


Richard Cosway, after Richard Cosway, (circa 1790) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway
after Richard Cosway
(circa 1790)
NPG 1678

Thomas Jefferson, probably by William Holl Sr, after  Bouch, 19th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Jefferson
probably by William Holl Sr, after Bouch
19th century
NPG D13763

The connection
In 1790, Thomas Jefferson, wrote to Richard Cosway: ‘They tell me que vous allez fair un enfant … This will wean you from your harp and your pencil.’

Find out more about Cosway connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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NPG 2941 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Emma Hamilton

NPG 879 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Horatio Nelson

NPG D13759 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Ludwig Van Beethoven

NPG D13727 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Maria Cosway


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