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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Paine (1737-1809), Author of 'The Rights of Man'

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Thomas Paine

copy by Auguste Millière, after an engraving by William Sharp, after George Romney
circa 1876, based on a work of 1792
NPG 897

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