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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Gwynn (1713-1786), Architect

Architect; one of the three founder architects of the RA 1768; author of Essay on Design 1749 and London and Westminster Improved 1766.

‘lively, quick and sarcastic, of quaint appearance and odd manners’ (Hugh Owen, c.1825).

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.