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Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Engraved by James Stow (c.1770-c.1823) after Arthur Pond (1701-1758)
Published by Robert Bowyer, Historic Gallery, May 12 1794
Dimensions: 32 cm x 22.8 cm (Frame: 56 cm x 45.8 cm)
Lettering "A. Pond pinx. J. Stow sculp. Published by R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, May 12 1794"
Portrait of Alexander Pope, resting on his left arm on a table, looking to left, wearing open jacket and neckerchief. Named in a cartouche above "Alex.Pope", cameo of Apollo below (denoted by a lyre symbol) within laurel wreath.
A well framed engraved portrait of one of the 18th Century's most famous poets, men of letters and classical translators. The print is after a portrait of Pope by Arthur Pond which, in turn, is after a prototype by Jean-Baptiste van Loo (1684-1745). The original was the last of around sixty-six oil portraits made of Pope during his lifetime and it became, through copies and engravings, one of the best known images of the poet.
See NPG D19672.