© National Portrait Gallery, London
James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline
by and published by William Walker, after John Jackson Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published June 1835
17 1/2 in. x 12 5/8 in. (446 mm x 322 mm) plate size; 20 1/4 in. x 13 3/4 in. (513 mm x 349 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- William Walker (1791-1867), Photographer, engraver and publisher. Artist associated with 119 portraits.
- NPG D36028: James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline (from same plate)
- NPG D36029: James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline (from same plate)
- NPG D36031: James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline (from same plate)
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