© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Robert Dallas
by William Holl Sr, published by Robert Cribb, after Robert William Sievier Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1824
15 1/4 in. x 12 3/8 in. (386 mm x 313 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (442 mm x 336 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Robert Cribb (1755-1827), Framemaker, carver, gilder, printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
- William Holl Sr (1771-1838), Engraver. Artist associated with 126 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Robert William Sievier (1794-1865), Engraver, sculptor and scientist. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
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