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Augustus Montague Toplady

Augustus Montague Toplady, by John Raphael Smith, 1777 -NPG 3138 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Augustus Montague Toplady

after John Raphael Smith
12 1/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (308 mm x 238 mm)
NPG 3138

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed, lower left, in ink: 355; verso, in ink: Rev Augustus Montague Toplady, A. B., and, in pencil: by J R Smith.

This portraitback to top

Apparently a contemporary copy from the portrait drawn and engraved by J. R. Smith published in 1777, [1] in which the book on the table is lettered Holy Bible.

Footnotesback to top

1) J. C. Smith, British Mezzotint Portraits, 164; J. Frankau, John Raphael Smith, 1902, no.351.

Provenanceback to top

Purchased from Appleby 1943.

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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