© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem
by Abraham Wivell, published by Thomas Rodd the Elder, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1819
7 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (183 mm x 132 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1681 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- Thomas Rodd the Elder (1763-1822), Bookseller. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
- Abraham Wivell (1786-1849), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 75 portraits.
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