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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Ward (1679?-1758), Biographer and antiquary

The only other known likeness of Ward is Allan Ramsay's signed and dated portrait of 1749 in the County Museum, Warwick. [1]

1) Exhibited 'Paintings and Drawings by Allan Ramsay', RA 1964 (18). Purchased 1974; formerly in the Loveday family through Mrs Abigail Goodwin, whose daughter married John Loveday; Mrs Goodwin was a cousin-once-removed of Dr Ward and his residuary legatee.

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.