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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

James Boswell (1740-1795), Biographer of Dr Johnson

Portraits in Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

James Boswell

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
1785
NPG 4452

James Boswell

studio of Sir Joshua Reynolds
based on a work of circa 1785
NPG 1675

James Boswell

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
circa 1830-1839, based on a work of circa 1790-1795
NPG 2755

James Boswell

by George Dance
1793
NPG 1139