© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford
by William Thomas Fry, after John Jackson Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, (August 1817)
17 3/4 in. x 12 7/8 in. (450 mm x 326 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- William Thomas Fry (1789-1843), Engraver. Artist associated with 62 portraits.
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- NPG D15564: Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford (from same plate)
- NPG D9279: Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford (from same plate)
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