Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.

by Gilbert Stuart, after Joshua Reynolds
after 1775

2003JM-15. Houghton Library, Harvard University

Includes inscription along lower edge of canvas: "Dr. Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. Painted by Stuart for Wm. Bowles, Esqe. of Heale House, his intimate/friend, and thought so good a likeness he would not allow it to be finished./Given to Sir J.P. Boileau, Bt. by Admiral Bowles" (inscription later than 1830.)