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Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
by Joseph Saunders, published by Walter Shropshire, after Richard Brompton Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1774
21 1/4 in. x 14 7/8 in. (539 mm x 379 mm) plate size; 25 3/8 in. x 17 1/4 in. (644 mm x 439 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1953
- Richard Brompton (1734-1783). Artist associated with 17 portraits.
- Joseph Saunders (active 1773), Miniature painter, printmaker and publisher. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Walter Shropshire (died 1785), Publisher. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
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