Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Peter Dollond (1731-1820), Optician

Painting by John Hoppner, half length, a mounted glass behind him. Yale Center for British Art (B1981.25.367). Engraved J. Thomson 1820 (European Mag.). See NPG 1075.

Doubtful Portrait
The untraced portrait of 'Mr Dolland, optician to his Majesty' exhibited by Benjamin Wilson, Society of Artists, London, 1761 (134) was probably John Dollond who d. 1761, within months of his royal appointment.

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.