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[DR. Johnson's portraits,—referred to in
The note on Dr. Johnson's portraits being incomplete, the editor is obliged
to Mr. John Murray, junior, for considerable additions to the list, which are distinguished by brackets.]
Date of painting.
engraving. [Prior to A miniature, painter unknown, which belonged to Mrs. Johnson, now in 1752. the possession of Dr. Harwood. See preface, p. xiv.
First engraved for this edition, size of the original E. Finden 1830
A three-quarter face to the left (in an oval); he is dressed in what was styled a seven story wig, and holds a pen up to his eye. The likeness apparently taken before any of Sir Joshua's portraits
No artist's name or date]
BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS. [1756. I. Mr. Boswell's picture; sold at James Boswell's sale for seventy guineas.
Dr. Johnson in an arm chair, seated at a table with writing materials ; pen in
1791 Ditto 8vo. for 8vo. edition of ditto
1791 [This picture has been repeatedly engraved for various editions of this work. [Before II. Now in the Marquis of Stafford's collection. Side face, to right, eyes 1770. almost closed, without wig ; showing the nervous habit to which he was ad.
dicted, when unemployed, of moving his hands up and down before him, with
Sir Joshua is said to have had in his mind this attitude and the abstracted
James Watson. 1770 8vo. Mezzotint for Sir Joshua's works
S. W. Reynolds. 1773. An etching of the head only, from a copy of this picture by Ozias Humphrey
Mrs. D. Turner.]
1784 Line, prefixed to Dictionary folio .
1787 Ditto to Dictionary 4to.
1787 (Small ditto to Bell's Poets
John Hall. 1779 Oval, prefixed to first ed. of Lives of the Poets T. Trotter. 1779 4to. prefixed to Dictionary
1799 In stipple
Schavionetti 1809 4to. prefixed to Dictionary
1814 A very excellent line engraving for the Dict. published by Robinson
W.C. Edwards. 1828 Ditto, smaller
8vo. mezzotint for the works of Sir Joshua
S. W. Reynolds. ]
1799 Prefixed to his works, 1823
W. T. Fry.
1816 V. Duke of Dorset's picture at Knole, now Lord Plynıouth's; a copy of
[BY BARRY. About Full face, finished only as far as the shoulders, and copied into one of the 1781. large pictures now in the room of the Society of Arts in the Adelphi. The
original sketch was sold at Barry's sale to Mr. Manson for 30 guineas.
Anker Smith 1808
1829] BY OPIE. Three-quarter face, to the left. Engraved in an oval, prefixed to Dictionary folio
1786 [Do. 4to.
C. Townley 1792
BY MISS REYNOLDS. A miniature. This portrait did not please Dr. J., who styled it “ Johnson's grimly ghost.”]
BY MR. ZOFFANIJ.
Date of name.
engraving. (Head in a small oval T. Trotter T. Trotter
1782] Profile in oval, to the left, without wig
1784 Whole length, in the dress worn by him on the journey to the Hebrides, with his stick, folio
* Brother of Mr. Townley, of the Commons, an ingenious artist, who resided some time at Berlin, and has the honour of being engraver to his Majesty the King of Prussia. This is one of the finest mezzotintos that ever was executed ; and what renders it of extraordinary value, the plate was destroyed after four or five impressions only were taken off. One of them is in the possession of Sir William Scott.-BOSWELL. [It is probable that these four or five were merely early impressions taken off from the same plate, the dedication to Mr. Boswell, which distinguishes them, having been erased after they were printed.J. MURRAY, JUN.]
[Side-face, to right, the countenance haggard, and exhibiting marks of decay. This was probably the last portrait for which Dr. Johnson sat; it was finished a short time before his death T. Trotter T. Trotter 1780]
[Do. prefixed to Harding's Shakspeare; drawing belonged to Dr. Farmer
1792] Side-face, to right
1782 Medallion, profile to left, with wig, prefixed to the Dictionary F. Bartolozzi Bartolozzi
1785 Ditto for Sharpe's Johnsoniana Do.
1820 A wood-cut, on the title-page of Sharpe's edition of this work, in 1 vol.
Thompson 1830 [A smalloval, profile to right N. Gardiner N. Gardiner 1786 8vo. profile, to right P. S. Lambourn P. S. Lambourn 1791]
Profile, to left, prefixed to
1756 For “ Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy,” in which Johnson's countenance
is analysed upon the principles of that fanciful writer. 1748. [A view of Tunbridge Wells, in which Dr. and Mrs. Johnson are introduced ; the figures very small. See vol. i. p. 68. Loggan
1804 A whole-length, in a cocked hat, ruffles on the hands, holding a stick behind his back
Not known There is a whole-length figure in Cambridge's works, 4to., drawn and engraved by Besland.]
BUST BY NOLLEKENS, [1781. Never cut in marble; the first cast from the mould is now the property of Hon.
Agar Ellis. Without the wig; the flowing hair which hangs down the neck
STATUE BY BACON
1797) Let me add, as a proof of the popularity of his character, that there are copper pieces struck at Birmingham, with his head impressed on them, which pass current as halfpence there, and in the neighbouring parts of the country.
[In this list are enumerated, it is believed, all the original portraits of Dr. Johnson, but only the most remarkable of the engravings taken from them. The valuable and interesting collection of Henry Sniedley, Esq. in which will be found almost every print of him which has been published, contains more than one hundred distinct plates, which have been executed at different times.
An illustrated copy of Boswell's Life, belonging to Mr. Smith, of the British Museum, in addition to numerous rare impressions of portraits of Dr. Johnson, is embellished with views of all the houses in which he resided ; many of them drawn by Mr. Smith himself.-J. MURRAY, JUN.]
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