Portrait of John Gay (Writer of The Beggar’s Opera)

Portrait of John Gay, painted by Jonathan Richardson, oil on canvas, c. 1725

The portrait of John Gay on display at Handel House in London dates from 1725 which is remarkable as it is before he had reached the height of fame with his Beggar’s Opera.
Listen to tour guide and author of George Frideric Handel. Ein Hallenser in London, Julia Semmer talk about our portrait and the life of this 18th century dramatist and his connection to Handel.