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Unknown man, formerly known as Gabriel Piozzi

Unknown man, formerly known as Gabriel Piozzi, by Unknown artist, late 18th century -NPG 761a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Unknown man, formerly known as Gabriel Piozzi

by Unknown artist
late 18th century
29 3/4 in. x 24 7/8 in. (756 mm x 632 mm)
NPG 761a

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Possibly cut down. Offered as a portrait by Joshua Reynolds of Gabriel Piozzi, to whom it bears no resemblance, NPG 761a was attributed to Nathaniel Dance by Scharf. [1] First catalogued in 1981.

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1) NPG Annual Report 1887.

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Brown eyes, black hair, wearing a red coat with fur collar; the inscription on the paper in his hand illegible.

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Perks; Dr Whyatt, by whom presented 1887.1

1 Offered through Shepherd Bros. of London, when Dr Whyatt, ‘for many years a physician at Naples’ was going abroad; the picture, ‘from the collection of Mr Perks’ had then been in his family ‘for many years’' (letters from Shepherds, 30 July, 12 August 1886; NPG archive).


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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