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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), Poet, critic and lexicographer

Portraits in Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Samuel Johnson

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
1756-1757
NPG 1597

Samuel Johnson

reduced copy after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mid 19th century, based on a work of circa 1769
NPG 1445

Samuel Johnson

by Edward Hodges Baily, after Joseph Nollekens
1828, based on a work of 1777
NPG 996

Samuel Johnson

by James Barry
circa 1778-1780
NPG 1185

Samuel Johnson

after John Opie
based on a work of circa 1783-1784
NPG 1302

Samuel Johnson

by William Cumberland Cruikshank, and James Hoskins
1784
NPG 4685

Samuel Johnson

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds
1881
NPG 621

Samuel Johnson

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
1881
NPG 621a