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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), Writer and divine; author of 'Tristram Shandy'

Portraits in Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Laurence Sterne

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
NPG 5019

Laurence Sterne

by Unknown artist
circa 1760
NPG 2022

Laurence Sterne

by Louis Carrogis ('Louis de Carmontelle')
circa 1762
NPG 2785

Laurence Sterne

by Joseph Nollekens
circa 1766
NPG 1891

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