© 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 5/8 in. x 12 3/4 in. (447 mm x 324 mm) plate size; 23 5/8 in. x 16 7/8 in. (601 mm x 428 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1908
- 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 D36029: James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline (from same plate)
- NPG D36030: James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline (from same plate)
- NPG D36028: James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline (from same plate)
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