Johnson and His Circle

"Sir, I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance."

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

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Photograph Thomas Percy. Account of the founding of the Club. 1788. Manuscript.

John Sartain, after James William Edmund Doyle. A Literary Party at Sir Joshua Reynolds’s. [ca. 1850]. Engraving. Photograph
Photograph Samuel Johnson. Letter to Hester Thrale Piozzi. July 2, 1784. Manuscript. Hester Thrale Piozzi. Letter to Samuel Johnson. July 4, 1784. Manuscript. Photograph
Photograph Samuel Johnson. Ode to Mrs. Thrale. 1773.

James Boswell. Ode by Dr. Samuel Johnson to Mrs. Thrale, Upon Their Supposed Approaching Nuptials. London: R. Faulder, 1784 [i.e. 1788] Photograph
Photograph John Jackson (1778-1831). Portrait of Hester Thrale Piozzi. 1810. Oil on wood.

James Boswell. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London: Cadell & Davies, 1807. Annotated by Hester Thrale Piozzi. Photograph
Photograph Oliver Goldsmith. The Deserted Village, a Poem. London: W. Griffin, 1770

Sir Joshua Reynolds. Reminiscence of Oliver Goldsmith. [ca. 1774]. Manuscript. Photograph
Photograph Samuel Johnson. Dedication to John Hoole’s Jerusalem Delivered. 1763. Manuscript.
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). The Hanging of Dr. Dodd. [ca. 1777]. Ink and watercolor on paper. Photograph
Photograph Sir Joshua Reynolds. Portrait of David Garrick. [ca. 1775]. Oil on canvas.