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Samuel Gurney ('They'll be done, we are obliged to thee')
by and published by Richard Dighton Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching, published 1820
10 in. x 7 1/4 in. (253 mm x 183 mm) plate size; 15 1/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (384 mm x 269 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Samuel Gurney (1786-1856), Philanthropist; known as 'The Banker's Banker'. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Richard Dighton (1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 300 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- NPG D32608: Samuel Gurney ('They'll be done, we are obliged to thee') (from same plate)
- NPG D13329: Samuel Gurney ('They'll be done, we are obliged to thee') (from same plate)
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