© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt
by John Wright, after John Hoppner Click on the links below to find out more
watercolour, engraved 1812, based on a work of 1803
7 in. x 6 in. (184 mm x 152 mm)
- John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Artist associated with 214 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- John Wright (circa 1745-1820), Engraver and miniaturist. Artist associated with 33 portraits.
- NPG D19827: Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt (based on same portrait)
- NPG D31591: Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt (based on same portrait)
- NPG D31590: Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt (based on same portrait)
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