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Sir Richard Steele

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Sir Richard Steele, by George Vertue, after  Sir James Thornhill, 1714 - NPG D27586 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Richard Steele

by George Vertue, after Sir James Thornhill
line engraving, 1714
8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (215 mm x 140 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D27586


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  • Sir James Thornhill (1675 or 1676-1734), Decorative painter and politician; MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis; father-in-law of Hogarth. Artist associated with 23 portraits, Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
  • George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 846 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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  • NPG D19017: Sir Richard Steele (impression from same plate as)
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