Eyeglasses and spectacles
Portraits showing sitters wearing or using spectacles, monocles, magnifying glasses and other implements to aid vision. Explore the full list here.
John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley
by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
Sir Charles James Napier
attributed to Smart
by Unknown artist
by Henry William Pickersgill
Sir John Bowring
by John King
Sir George Thomas Smart
by William Bradley
Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield
by Jessie Holliday
by Carel Weight
Lilian Mary Baylis
by Cecil Leslie
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