Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Robert Mylne (1733-1811), Architect and civil engineer
‘a man of austere manners ... [and] violent temper, [who] appeared to have a contempt of every art but his own, and for every person but himself’ (James Elmes, 1847).
‘a rare jintleman, but as hot as pepper and as proud as Lucifer’ (anon. - one of Mylne’s workmen).
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.