© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frances Elizabeth King (née Bernard)
by Edward Scriven, after Edward Hastings Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1822
9 7/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (250 mm x 165 mm) plate size; 11 3/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (288 mm x 196 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Whitin Fund, 1955
- Edward Hastings (1781-1861), Painter. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 208 portraits.
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