Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811), Astronomer Royal
‘in character [he] was modest and somewhat timid in receiving visits of strangers, but his ordinary conversation was cheerful and often playful’ (William Walker, 1862).
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.