© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland
by Henry Bone, after Thomas Phillips Click on the links below to find out more
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1820 (1805)
4 3/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. (122 mm x 99 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
- Henry Bone (1755-1834), Enamel painter. Artist associated with 677 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG 1298: George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (after)
- NPG D17717: George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (variant version)
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