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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

James Jefferys (1751-1784), History painter

Painting by William Jefferys, the sitter’s father, half-length seated, an open book inscribed Spencer [sic] propped up before him with other volumes; in poor condition. Book Trust, London, on loan to the Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery (a reduced watercolour copy in the same collection).

Self-portrait drawings, see under NPG 4669.

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.