© National Portrait Gallery, London
Unknown man engraved as Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
by Richard Earlom, published by Samuel Woodburn Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1811
6 1/8 in. x 4 1/8 in. (156 mm x 106 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Richard Earlom (1743-1822), Engraver. Artist associated with 107 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), Picture dealer. Artist associated with 141 portraits.
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