© National Portrait Gallery, London
by James Lonsdale Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, circa 1818
29 in. x 24 in. (737 mm x 610 mm)
Given by the artist's son, James John Lonsdale, 1873
- Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823), Sculptor. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist associated with 19 portraits.
- James Lonsdale (1777-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 106 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
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