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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), Physicist

c.1800?
Drawing by William Alexander, whole length walking to left. British Museum (I.08.137), see NPG 1075. Engraved C. Rosenberg. An enlarged half-length version is in the Science Museum.


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.