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George Clint

1 of 27 portraits on display in the Library at Bodelwyddan Castle

George Clint, attributed to George Clint,  - NPG 4616 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Clint

attributed to George Clint
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory
4 5/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (118 mm x 89 mm)
Purchased, 1968
Primary Collection
NPG 4616


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  • George Clint (1770-1854), Portrait painter and engraver. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 77 portraits.

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  • George Clint (1770-1854), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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