Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
John Baskerville (1706-1775), Printer and type-designer
An account, based on personal knowledge, is given by Mark Noble:
'In person he was a shrivelled old coxcomb. His favourite dress was green, edged with narrow gold lace, a scarlet waistcoat, with a very broad gold lace; and a small round hat, likewise edged with gold lace'. 
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Referencesback to topBennett 1939
W. Bennett, John Baskerville, 1939.
Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, Catalogue of Paintings, 1960.
T. C. Hansard, Typographia, 1825.
Straus & Dent 1907
R. Straus and R. K. Dent, John Baskerville, 1907.
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, 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.