© National Portrait Gallery, London
James Walter Grimston, 1st Earl of Verulam
by William Bone Sr, after William Owen Click on the links below to find out more
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1818 (exhibited 1817)
10 1/2 in. x 8 in. (268 mm x 204 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
- William Bone Sr (1792-1846), Artist. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- William Owen (1769-1825), Painter. Artist associated with 97 portraits.
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