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Sir William Gell (1777-1836), Archaeologist

Sitter in 3 portraits
The Classical archaeologist and topographer, William Gell, achieved celebrity for his work on Troy, published in 1804. An enthusiastic traveller, he accompanied the Prince Regent's estranged wife, Princess Caroline, to Italy in 1814, later settling there himself.

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Sir William Gell

by Cornelius Varley
pencil, 1816
NPG 5086


Sir William Gell

by Fenner Sears and Co, printed by Lloyd & Henning, after Thomas Uwins
stipple engraving, published 1832
NPG D7712