© National Portrait Gallery, London
Unknown man, formerly known as John Clare
by William Henry Hunt Click on the links below to find out more
12 3/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (314 mm x 225 mm)
Given by Sir (Charles) Leonard Woolley, 1952
- John Clare (1793-1864), Poet. Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
- William Henry Hunt (1790-1864), Watercolour painter. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.
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