© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir William Chambers
by Richard Houston, after Francis Cotes Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1772
15 1/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (383 mm x 276 mm) plate size; 16 3/8 in. x 12 1/2 in. (417 mm x 316 mm) paper size
- Francis Cotes (1726-1770), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 89 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Richard Houston (1721 or 1722-1775), Engraver. Artist associated with 189 portraits.
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