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John Allan Powell
by Alfred, Count D'Orsay Click on the links below to find out more
pencil and chalk, 1832
11 1/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (283 mm x 207 mm)
- John Allan Powell (circa 1781-1859), Solicitor and law agent for Lord Blessington. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Alfred, Count D'Orsay (1801-1852), Amateur artist and man of fashion. Artist associated with 211 portraits, Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
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