Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
(John) Joshua Kirby (1716-1774), Artist and teacher of linear perspective; friend of Thomas Gainsborough
1) Sir Ellis K. Waterhouse, Gainsborough, 1958, p 77 (418).
2) Ibid, (419).
3) W. T. Whitley, Thomas Gainsborough, 1915, p 43.
4) Dictionary of National Biography, XI, p 199.
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