Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Hester Lynch Piozzi (née Salusbury, later Mrs Thrale) (1741-1821), Writer and friend of Dr Johnson
'less than five feet in height, plump and deep-chested, with large muscular hands ... her eyes were fine and expressive, light grey in colour; her hair was chestnut brown' (J. L. Clifford, 1952).
'Short, plump and brisk' (James Boswell, 1791).
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.