© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Rolle, Baron Rolle
by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, before 1827 (circa 1821)
15 1/2 in. x 10 1/4 in. (394 mm x 260 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
- Henry Bone (1755-1834), Enamel painter. Artist associated with 677 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
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