© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Robert Hancock Click on the links below to find out more
black, red and brown chalk and pencil, 1798
6 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (171 mm x 146 mm)
- Charles Lamb (1775-1834), Essayist and poet. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Robert Hancock (1730-1817), Artist. Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- Holmes, Richard, Insights: The Romantic Poets and Their Circle, 2005, p. 24
- Holmes, Richard, The Romantic Poets and Their Circle, 2013, p. 32
- Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 79
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 360
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 303
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