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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Hester Lynch Piozzi (née Salusbury, later Mrs Thrale) (1741-1821), Writer and friend of Dr Johnson

Portraits in Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Hester Lynch Piozzi (née Salusbury, later Mrs Thrale)

by Unknown Italian artist
1785-1786
NPG 4942

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