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James Bruce

(1730-1794), Explorer

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 5 portraits
African explorer; he made an archaeological tour of the Barbary coast from Algiers to Bengazi, 1765-6, and explored Abyssinia and the source of the Blue Nile, 1769-71. He returned to England 1774 and published his travels 1790.

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James Bruce, by John Smart - NPG 5008

James Bruce

by John Smart
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1776
On display in the Room 14 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5008

James Bruce, by E. Topham - NPG D13789

James Bruce

by E. Topham
etching, published 1775
NPG D13789

James Bruce ('An Abyssinian Breakfast'), by Isaac Cruikshank, published by  William Holland - NPG D47441

James Bruce ('An Abyssinian Breakfast')

by Isaac Cruikshank, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 3 March 1791
NPG D47441

James Bruce; Peter Williamson, by and published by John Kay - NPG D14243

James Bruce; Peter Williamson

by and published by John Kay
etching, published 1791
NPG D14243

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