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Adam Smith

(1723-1790), Political economist

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 6 portraits
Author of The Wealth of Nations, 1776; his theory of free trade was to replace the concept of the exclusive rights of the mother country on which the first British Empire was based.

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Adam Smith, after James Tassie - NPG 1242

Adam Smith

after James Tassie
plaster cast of medallion, based on a work of circa 1787
NPG 1242

Adam Smith, by James Tassie - NPG 3237

Adam Smith

by James Tassie
glass paste medallion, 1787
On display in the Room 14 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3237

Adam Smith, after John Kay - NPG D16844

Adam Smith

after John Kay
reproduction of etching, (1790)
NPG D16844

Adam Smith, by Mackenzie, after  James Tassie - NPG D6775

Adam Smith

by Mackenzie, after James Tassie
stipple engraving, published 1809
NPG D6775


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