© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Behnes Click on the links below to find out more
marble bust, 1822
26 1/2 in. (673 mm) high
Given by the sitter's son, George Tierney, 1864
- George Tierney (1761-1830), Politician; MP for Southwark and Knaresborough. Sitter associated with 50 portraits.
- William Behnes (1794-1864), Sculptor. Artist associated with 31 portraits.
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