© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Charles Picart, after William Evans Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1811
14 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (378 mm x 326 mm) plate size; 21 5/8 in. x 15 in. (550 mm x 380 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1953
- James Barry (1741-1806), Painter. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- William Evans (active 1797-1856), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
- Charles Picart (circa 1780-circa 1837), Engraver, draughtsman and painter. Artist associated with 118 portraits.
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