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Adam Smith

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Adam Smith, by James Tassie, based on a work of circa 1787 -NPG 1242 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Adam Smith

after James Tassie
based on a work of circa 1787
3 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (95 mm x 70 mm) oval
NPG 1242

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Incised on the truncation: ADAM SMITH/IN HIS 64TH YEAR/1787 and Tassie F.

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See NPG 3237.

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Presented by James L. Caw 1899.

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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