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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue: Abbreviations

The following text is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977 (now out of print). For the most up to date research on the Collection, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text. This can be accessed by following the link with each portrait’s title.

In consulting the following, please note that apart from the reformatting which allows the printed catalogue to be made available on-line the text is as published in 1977. Footnotes in the original edition are given within square brackets.

Contents Foreword Introduction Catalogue scope Abbreviations Arrangement of entries


The sections headed Literature list sources used only in that entry. Those in more general use are given below, including Millar, O'Donoghue and Chaloner Smith which are cited in abbreviated form in the text as well as the footnotes.


C.K. Adams, A Catalogue of the Pictures in the Garrick Club, 1936 (with addendum, 1949)


H. Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford. Anecdotes of Painting in England.... collected by... George Vertue; digested... by Horace Walpole, edited J. Dalloway and R.N. Wornum, 1862: with addenda published by F.W. Hilles and P.B. Daghlian, 1937


L. Binyon, Catalogue of drawings by British artists... in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, 1898-1907

BM Add MS 5726 E-F; 6391

Papers of Sir William Musgrave, in the Department of MS, with extensive lists of portraits, late 18th century


J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 1878-83. Cited by number under engraver


H.M. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1954


M. Cormack, 'The Ledgers of Sir Joshua Reynolds', Walpole Society, XLII, 1970, pp.105-69


The Dictionary of National Biography, edited L. Stephen and S. Lee, reissue, 1908-09

Duleep Singh

Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, Portraits in Norfolk Houses, edited E. Farrer [1927]


K.A. Esdaile, The Life and Works of Louis François Roubiliac, 1928


J. Farington, The Farington Diary 1788-1821. Windsor typescript, microfilm edition. By gracious permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


E. Farrer, Portraits in Suffolk Houses (West), 1908


F.G. Farwell, A Description of the Portraits and Busts in the Guildhall, Bath, 1907


L. Forrer, Biographical Dictionary of English Medallists, 1904-30


G.E. Cockayne, The Complete Peerage, revised by V. Gibbs (and others), 1910-59

Graves and Cronin

A. Graves and W.V. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1899-1901


Exhibition of the Royal House of Guelph, The New Gallery, 1891


R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, 1953


Historical Manuscripts Commission


G.P. Harding, List of Portraits... in Various Mansions of the United Kingdom... MS, c.1804, NPG archives


Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research

Leslie and Taylor

C.R. Leslie and T. Taylor, Life and Times of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1865


Horace Walpole's Correspondence, edited W.S. Lewis, 1937 (in progress)


F. Lugt, Repertoire des Catalogues de Ventes, 1600 (Three volumes have appeared to date covering sales 1600-1900). La Haye, 1938 (in progress) 


D. Lysons, The Environs of London, 1st edition, 1792-96; 2nd edition, 1811

Medallic Illustrations

British Museum, Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland, compiled F. Hawkins and others, 1885, 1904-11


(Sir) Oliver Millar, The Tudor Stuart and Early Georgian Pictures in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen, 1963

Millar, 1969

(Sir) Oliver Millar, The Later Georgian Pictures in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen, 1969


J. Nankivell, The Collection of Portraits in Oils of Bishop Richard Hurd at Hartlebury Castle, 1953


J.P. Neale, Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen etc. 1st series, 1818-23; 2nd series, 1824-29


J. Nichols, Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth, 1781, 2nd edition, 1782

Nichols and Steevens

J. Nichols and G. Steevens, The Genuine Works of William Hogarth, 1808-17


B. Nicolson, The Treasures of the Foundling Hospital


National Maritime Museum, Greenwich


Catalogue of the First (Second, Third)/Exhibition(s)... of National Portraits... on loan to the South Kensington Museum, 1866 (1867, 1868). Most of the portraits were reproduced in the Arundel Society's A Series of Historical Portraits selected from the National Portrait Exhibition(s) of 1866 (1867, 1868), photographed from the original paintings


F. O'Donoghue and (Sir) Henry M. Hake, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum, 1908-25


A.P. Oppé, English Drawings... at Windsor Castle, 1950


R. Paulson, Hogarth's Graphic Works, 1965


D.T. Piper, Catalogue of Seventeenth-Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963 


R.L. Poole, Catalogue of Portraits in the Possession of the University, Colleges, City and County of Oxford, 1912-25


(Sir) George Scharf, Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures, Busts & etc. in the National Portrait Gallery. New and enlarged edition, 1888 


Scottish National Portrait Gallery (National Gallery of Scotland), Edinburgh


Sketchbooks of Sir George Scharf, MS in NPG archives


J. Steegman, A Survey of Portraits in Welsh Houses, 1957-62


W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists, 1913


Extracts from the Stuart papers, Royal Archives, Windsor, relating to portraits, compiled by the Hon. Miss Stuart-Wortley, (died 1945). A typescript of her MS is in NPG library


U. Thieme and F. Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler, 1907-50


Sketchbooks of Sir George Scharf, MS in NPG archives. Trustees series


G. Vertue, Vertue Note Books (edited by The Earl of Ilchester), Walpole Society, vols XVIll-XXIX, 1930-55

Walpole Society, XVI

'Horace Walpole's Journals of Visits to Country Seats & etc', edited P. Toynbee. Walpole Society, XVI, 1928, pp.9-80

Walpole Society, XXVII

'Notes by Horace Walpole... on the Exhibitions of The Society of Artists and the Free Society of Artists, 1760-1791...', edited H. Gatty. Walpole Society, XXVII, 1939, pp.55-88

Waterhouse, 1941

(Sir) Ellis K. Waterhouse, Reynolds (English Master Painters), 1941

Waterhouse, 1958

(Sir) Ellis K. Waterhouse, Gainsborough, 1958

Waterhouse, 1968

(Sir) Ellis K. Waterhouse, Reynolds's 'Sitter Book' for 1755. Walpole Society, XLI, 1968, pp.112-67


M.I. Webb, Michael Rysbrack Sculptor, 1954


M. Whinney, Sculpture in Britain 1530-1830, 1964

Wolstenholme and Piper

(Sir) Gordon Wolstenholme and D. Piper, The Royal College of Physicians of London Portraits, 1964


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