© National Portrait Gallery, London
Henry George Herbert, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon
by William Say, after Sir William Beechey Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1811
15 1/2 in. x 11 7/8 in. (393 mm x 303 mm) plate size; 23 1/4 in. x 17 3/8 in. (590 mm x 441 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1954
- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 250 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Say (1768-1834), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 261 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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