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William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt
by Samuel William Reynolds, after Henry Edridge Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1822 (1818)
14 in. x 10 7/8 in. (356 mm x 277 mm) plate size; 14 3/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (365 mm x 284 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Henry Edridge (1769-1821), Portrait painter and landscape draughtsman. Artist associated with 115 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- NPG D2568: William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt (from same plate)
- NPG D14914: William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt (from same plate)
- NPG D35325: William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt (from same plate)
- NPG D35326: William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt (from same plate)
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