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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Jacob Tonson II (1682-1735), Publisher; nephew of Jacob Tonson I

Nephew of the celebrated publisher Jacob Tonson I, whose business he successfully continued from c.1720; he took over his uncle’s house, Barn Elms in Surrey, and built a special room there to accommodate the kit-cat portraits; died just months before his uncle.


This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, 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.