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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Jonas Hanway (1712-1786), Philanthropist

Merchant and philanthropist; apprenticed, 1729, in Lisbon; set up a partnership in St Petersburg and travelled, 1743, with a caravan of woollen goods, into the interior of Russia and Persia; after further travels returned to London and published his adventures; founder of the Marine Society, 1756; established Magdalen charity (Hospital), 1761, governor of the Foundling Hospital and commissioner for victualling the navy, 1762-83; pioneered the umbrella in England.

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Bosanquet c.1905
H. T. A. Bosanquet, The Marine Society, A Catalogue of the Pictures ..., c.1905.

Hanway 1753
J. Hanway, An Historical Account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea, 1753.

Northcote 1898
J. Northcote, MS notebook with list of sitters, etc. (NPG library), used by S. Gwynn for Memorials of an Eighteenth Century Painter (James Northcote), 1898.


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.