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Full face, finished only as far as the shoulders, and copied into one of the large pictures now in the room of the Society of Arts in the Adelphi. The original sketch was sold at Barry's sale for 30 guineas. It is in the possession of Mr. Audinet.
Engraved in line 4to. size
Ditto, 8vo., with specimens of Dr. Johnson's signature at different periods of life
- Anker Smith.
[Three-quarter face, to right, holding a book
BY MISS REYNOLDS, NIECE OF SIR JOSHUA.
A three-quarter length, the size of life, in oil; belonged to John Hatsell, Esq., Cotton Garden. This portrait did not please Dr. J., who styled it “Johnson's grimly ghost."]
I. J. De Claussin.
Date of Engraving.
BY MR. ZOFFANIJ.
BY OZIAS HUMPHRY, R.A.
A miniature, from the life.
Several copies in crayon, from Sir Joshua's various portraits of Johnson.
(1) 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,
TROTTER S. C.
Engraver's Date of Name. Engraving. drawing, "Well, thou art an Vol. X. p. 97.
T. Trotter. 1784]
Profile in an oval, to the left, without wig Whole length, in the dress worn by him on the journey to the Hebrides, with his stick, folio 1786 [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 Do. 1786] [Do. prefixed to Harding's Shakspeare; drawing belonged to Dr. Farmer
Johnson said when he saw the
Side-face, to right
Ditto for Sharpe's
G. Murray. 1820
A wood-cut, on the title-page of Sharpe's edition of this work, in 1 vol. Thompson. 1830
[A small oval, profile to right
8vo. profile, to right Profile, to left, prefixed to Johnsoniana
J. Taylor. 1756 For "Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy," in which Johnson's countenance is analysed upon the principles of that fanciful writer.
[A view of Tunbridge Wells, in which Dr. and Mrs. Johnson are introduced; the figures very small. See Vol. I. p. 218.
N. Gardiner. 1786 P. S. Lambourn. P.S.Lambourn, 1791]
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.] It forms the frontispiece to Vol. I. of this Edition.
BUST BY NOLLEKENS.
Modelled in clay, but never cut in marble. The artist has represented Dr. Johnson without his wig; substituting for it flowing hair which hangs down the neck, copied from a beggar, who
Engraver's Date of Name. Engraving. was called from the street to serve as a model. (See Smith's Life of Nollekens.) See Letters 305. & 313. Vol. VII. A drawing by Ab. Wivell. W. T. Fry.
STATUE BY BACON.
In St. Paul's; the first monument ever placed in that building.
There are also several seals with his head cut on them, particularly a very fine one by that eminent artist, Edward Burch, Esq., R. A. ; in the possession of the younger Dr. Charles Burney. [Copied and engraved
by 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.
[The most extensive collections of engraved portraits of Dr. Johnson are those in the possession of Lewis Pocock, Esq., Mr. Upcott, and Mr. Murray of Albemarle Street. The latter was made by the late John Thomas Smith, of the British Museum. — J. MURRAY, Jun. 1835.]
The Roman letters refer to the Volume; the Arabic figures to the Page.
ABERCROMBIE, James, of Phila-
Achilles, shield of, vii. 380.
Aberdeen butter, duel fought for the Acting, tragic, Johnson's contempt
of, iv. 27.
Aberdeen, William Gordon, second
Aberdonians, iv. 96.
Action in public speaking, iii. 249.
Abingdon, Willoughby Bertie, fourth
Abjuration, oath of, v. 259.
Abuse, personal, iii. 54.; vii. 246. 376.;
Abyssinia, Lobo's voyage to, i. 90.;
Abyssinia, Prince of. See Rasselas.
Accent, Scotch, overcome by per-
Accounts, keeping, viii. 167.
Actor, qualities of a great, ix. 272. n.
42. 289.; vi. 166. 294.; vii. 60. 123.
Address of the Painters to George
Adey, Mrs., iii. 52. 64.; vii. 241. 270.
Adventurer,' Dr. John Hawkes-
Adversaries, not to be treated with All for Love,' Dryden's preface to,
quoted, viii. 91 n.
Air-bath, Lord Monboddo's, vi. 310
Agar, Welbore Ellis, vi. 252. n.
Akerman, Mr., keeper of Newgate,
Alfred, his Will, viii. 116, 116 n.
Aikin, Letitia, afterwards Mrs. Bar-
Advertisement, Johnson's, in the
'Eneid,' story of the, viii. 213.
Alias,' Johnson's exemplication of
'Alley Croker,' vii. 84, 84 n.
Alnwick Castle, vii. 109.
Althorp, Lord, afterwards Earl Spen-
Amelia,' Fielding's, vi. 163, 168 n.;
America and the Americans, v. 224.