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John Russell

John Russell, by John Russell, circa 1780 -NPG 3907 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Russell

by John Russell
circa 1780
13 1/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (333 mm x 222 mm)
NPG 3907

This portraitback to top

A squared-up study, relating directly to the oval pastel self portrait NPG 1788, although slightly larger.

Physical descriptionback to top

Brown eyes.

Provenanceback to top

By descent to Miss E. M. F. Wood,1 by whom bequeathed 1954.

1 Sister-in-law of Herbert Russell, the artist’s great-grandson.

Exhibitionsback to top

British Self Portraits, Arts Council, 1962 (52).


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.

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