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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Moore (1729-1802), Physician and writer

1774
Painting by Jean Preud’homme, standing leaning against a chair, with his son and the 8th Duke of Hamilton. Royal Museum of Scotland (illus. Burlington Magazine, CXXXIV, 1992, p 563; NACF Review 1992, pp 148-49). Painted in Geneva.

1775-77
Painting by Gavin Hamilton, seated, bare-headed gesturing towards the Duke of Hamilton, centre, and his son, right. Scottish NPG (PG 3265; illus. Grand Tour, Tate Gallery, 1996, no.15). Painted in Rome. The figure of Dr Moore was separately engraved W. H. Lizars 1820.

c.1780
Anon. engraving from a drawing, half length, pub. 24 Nov. 1804, titled John Moore M. D. (illus. British Medical Jnl., 21 Sept. 1929, where described as from a plate ‘dug up’, cleaned and pulled by W. M. Harris of Kendal).

1790-91
Painting by Thomas Lawrence, half length. Scottish NPG (PG 571; K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence: a complete catalogue of the oil paintings, 1989, no.571). Engraved G. Keating 1794. Exhibited RA 1791 (375).

1790
Painting by Samuel Drummond, bust-length oval, engraved W. Bromley (European Mag.)

c.1790?
Wedgwood medallion (illus. R. Reilly and G. Savage, Wedgwood the Portrait Medallions, 1973 p 250). Probably a private commission (cf. R. Reilly, Wedgwood Jasper, 1994, p 362).

1794
Drawing by George Dance, see NPG 1148.

c.1795?
Drawing by William Lock, half length, with long white hair, engraved J. Hopwood (for Mooriana, 1803, where described as ‘a masterly drawing of the Doctor, sketched at a time posterior to his picture by Lawrence, by the bold and faithful pencil of W. Locke, jun ...’).

1798
Etching by E. P., profile half length, verging on caricature.

Doubtful Portraits
Painting by Antoine Vestier, 1794-95, half length, musée Carnavalet, Paris (illus. Apollo, CVI, 1977, p 445); painting by Cochrane of Rome, half length in a dark suit looking left, engraved J. Cochran 1855 from an original in the possession of Charles Macintosh ... , evidently of Dr Moore’s son, despite the inscription.



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.