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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Tiberius Cavallo (1749-1809), Scientist and inventor

Miniature by J. H. Hurter, bust-length oval. National Gallery of Ireland (3611).

Unattributed painting, see NPG 1412.

Engraving by T. Trotter, bust-length oval (European Mag.); anon. reversed oval.

Silhouette, bust length to right, inscribed Mr Cavallo 1780/Dr Lind. British Museum (1980.U.1093). A reversed example, inscribed Mr Cavallo/Jany.1792, is also in the British Museum (1980.U.1094 illus., Apollo, XXII, 1935, p 288; S. McKechnie, British Silhouette Artists and their Work 1760-1860, 1978, p 292). The heavy features resemble those seen in Dance's drawing of 1790.

Drawing by George Dance, profile bust, dated 28 May 1799. Christie’s, 20 November 1973, lot 163. Engraved W. Daniell 1809 (A Collection of Portraits sketched from the Life since the Year 1973 by George Dance Esqr. R.A. and engraved in imitation of the Original Drawings by William Daniell, A.R.A., 2 vols, 1814).

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.