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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Stebbing (1687-1763), Divine

An engraved portrait by J. Roberts, published posthumously 1766 as the frontispiece to Stebbing's Tracts, is after J. Weller, possibly the obscure artist of this name (b. 1698) known by two chalk drawings in the British Museum. [1] Another engraving by W. N. Gardiner after Nathaniel Dance was issued as the frontispiece to Verses to his Memory, 1791. [2] The originals are not otherwise known.

1) L. Binyon, Catalogue of drawings by British artists ... in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, 1898-1907, IV, p 316.
2) W. G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists, 1913, I, p 398.

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.