© National Portrait Gallery, London
Catherine Elizabeth Gordon (née Hamilton), Countess of Aberdeen
by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1822 (circa 1805-1810)
5 in. x 4 in. (126 mm x 101 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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