© National Portrait Gallery, London
Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey
by William Brett, by Samuel Cousins, after William Robinson Click on the links below to find out more
19 7/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (505 mm x 352 mm) plate size; 25 1/8 in. x 17 7/8 in. (637 mm x 455 mm) paper size
- William Brett (active 1824-1830), Reproductive engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), Engraver. Artist associated with 167 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Robinson (1799-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
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