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Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea, by George Raphael Ward, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Sir Francis Grant, published 29 November 1847 (1847) - NPG D35707 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea

by George Raphael Ward, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, published 29 November 1847 (1847)
20 3/8 in. x 15 1/4 in. (518 mm x 386 mm) plate size; 22 1/2 in. x 17 7/8 in. (571 mm x 453 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt
Reference Collection
NPG D35707

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  • Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co (active 1830-1890), Printsellers and publishers. Artist associated with 90 portraits.
  • Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878), Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 101 portraits, Sitter associated with 22 portraits.
  • George Raphael Ward (1799-1878), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 47 portraits.

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  • NPG 1639: Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea (after)

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