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Johan Joseph Zoffany, by Johan Joseph Zoffany, circa 1795 -NPG 2536 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Johan Joseph Zoffany

by Johan Joseph Zoffany
circa 1795
8 5/8 in. x 7 in. (219 mm x 178 mm) uneven
NPG 2536

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed below: ZOFFANIJ. and in a later hand: Drawn by himself

This portraitback to top

The date suggested by Webster on comparison with Zoffany’s head in Singleton’s Royal Academicians,; Shawe-Taylor suggested Zoffany may have intended a deliberate conceit by showing contemporary dress in a medallion portrait. [1]

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1) Genial Company, Nottingham, 1987 (51).

Provenanceback to top

Presented by Iolo A. Williams 1932.

Exhibitionsback to top

Zoffany, NPG, 1977 (134); Genial Company, Nottingham, Edinburgh, 1987 (51).


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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