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Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner
by William Daniell, published by and after George Dance Click on the links below to find out more
soft-ground etching, published 10 April 1802 (10 July 1794)
10 1/2 in. x 7 7/8 in. (267 mm x 200 mm) plate size; 15 3/4 in. x 11 1/4 in. (401 mm x 285 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- George Dance (1741-1825), Architect and portrait draughtsman. Artist associated with 322 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Daniell (1769-1837), Landscape painter and engraver. Artist associated with 288 portraits.
- NPG D12126: Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner (from same plate)
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