© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Scarlett Davis, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1829
22 in. x 16 in. (560 mm x 406 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1913
- Richard Clark (1739-1831), Attorney and Chamberlain of London. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- John Scarlett Davis (1804-1845), Painter. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
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