© National Portrait Gallery, London
Richard Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
by Robert Cooper, after Anne Mee (née Foldsone) Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, 1821
18 3/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (467 mm x 352 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Robert Cooper (active 1795-died 1828), Historical and portrait engraver. Artist associated with 184 portraits.
- Anne Mee (née Foldsone) (circa 1770-1851), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 26 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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