© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Faber Sr, retouched by Richard Houston, printed for Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for Henry Parker Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1759
10 3/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (265 mm x 198 mm) plate size; 11 3/4 in. x 8 7/8 in. (300 mm x 224 mm) paper size
Given by G.H. Viner, 1933
- Nicholas Ridley (1500-1555), Bishop of London. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.
- Elizabeth Bakewell (active 1749-1770s), Publisher. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
- John Faber Sr (circa 1660-1721), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 192 portraits.
- Richard Houston (1721 or 1722-1775), Engraver. Artist associated with 189 portraits.
- Henry Parker (1725?-1809), Book and printseller. Artist associated with 40 portraits.
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