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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

William Boyce (1711-1779), Organist and composer

c.1745-50
Painting by Thomas Hudson, whole length, the Solomon Serenata of 1743 in his right hand. Examination Schools, Oxford (Mrs R. L. Poole, Catalogue of Portraits in the possession of the University, Colleges and City and County of Oxford, I, 1912, p 162). Exhibited Second special exhibition of National Portraits (William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867 (427).

1764
Portrait by ‘a Gentleman at Westminster’, exhibited Society of Artists, London, 1764 (73).

1775
Drawn ‘from the Life’ and engraved by J. K. Sherwin, three-quarter length seated composing, 1775 and 1788. Also engraved G. Vincent. A painting apparently copied from Sherwin’s engraving was with W. W. Zambra in 1927.

1776
Pastel by John Russell, see NPG 4212.

Vignette drawing by R. Smirke (Historic Gallery).

Doubtful Portraits
Painting, called Joshua Reynolds, small three-quarter length seated, exhibited Portraits of Musicians, Albert Hall, London, 1885 (5) lent John Rendall; unattributed painting at the Royal College of Music.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.