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John Wilson Croker
by Samuel Cousins, published by and after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published June 1829
14 1/2 in. x 11 in. (368 mm x 278 mm) plate size; 19 1/2 in. x 15 in. (494 mm x 380 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), Essayist and politician, Secretary to the Admiralty and MP for several constituencies. Sitter in 18 portraits.
- Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), Engraver. Artist associated with 167 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- 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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