Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
John Sheppard (1702-1724), Criminal
Described, aged 22, in the proclamation for his arrest: ‘... five feet 4 inches in height, very slender, of a pale complexion, with an impediment in his speech.' 
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1) Dictionary of National Biography, XVIII, p 61.
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.