© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Artaud Click on the links below to find out more
pastel, circa 1822
14 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in. (368 mm x 292 mm) oval, uneven
Given by Kenneth Tayler, 1972
- William Artaud (1763-1823), Portrait painter. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist associated with 19 portraits.
- William Artaud (1763-1823), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 19 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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