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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Robert Mylne (1733-1811), Architect and civil engineer

1757
‘Whilst [Mylne] was at Rome in 1757, a good portrait of him was painted by [Richard] Brompton, which was engraved at Paris by V. Vangelisti 1783, inscribed "Robert Mylne, Architect, Engineer, Surveyor, aetat. XXIV. F.R.S.;" [illus. R. Mylne, Scottish Masons, 1897, f.p.281] and a copy of it is here attached' (J. Nichols, Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century, IX, 1815, p 233). Profile bust to right with banded hair .Brompton is not otherwise recorded in Rome until 1758.

c.1760?
Pastel as a young man. Miss J. M. H. Mylne, Ware, in 1966.

1795
Drawing by George Dance, see NPG 1150.

1796
Miniature by his daughter, bust profile. Miss J. M. H. Mylne, Ware, in 1966. Engraved H. Adlard 1860 (with arms: or, a cross moline az. square pierced of the field betw. three mullets of the second, motto: tam arte quam marte; illus. Country Life, CXLIV, 1968, p 402). See NPG 1075.

Anon. engraved satire 1760, Just Arriv’d from Italy The Puffing Phoenomenon [i.e. Mylne] with his Fiery Tail turn’d Bridge builder ... (concerning the building of Blackfriars Bridge and the alleged support of Mylne by Lord Bute); a reversed version Arriv’d from Italy 1760 (F. G. Stephens, British Museum, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, III/ii, 3733-34).



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.