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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Sir John Irwin (1728-1788), General

Painting by Joshua Reynolds. A. I. Dasent in 1896 (D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, I, 2000, no.993). In a letter of 1 July 1896 to Lionel Cust (NPG archive) Arthur I. Dasent (author of the Irwin entry in DNB) said this portrait probably showed Alexander Irwin, but Reynolds’s sitter books have ‘Coll. Erwin’, indicating John Irwin.

Painting by Francis Wheatley, see NPG 682.

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.