Is there an actual portrait of John Cleland anywhere?

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literaturenerd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

When I came across your question, I was immediately intrigued by it. I find it very curious about authors and the existence of the author's portrait. After an exhaustible search, I found only one place that claims to have a portrait of John Cleland.

The portrait is found in a German publication of under the title Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. Memoirs of Fanny Hill.

The text was published in a hardcover edition in 1923. It was published by Bertelsmann's G├╝tersloh. While I could not access the book on-line, the site I found selling the text ( has the book priced at $27.30 US dollars.

If you would rather, I would suggest trying to get a loan through your local library. The call number on the text is ASIN: B0014XOC92.

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