© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir James Buller East, 2nd Bt
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, 1826 or after
11 in. x 9 in. (280 mm x 229 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 12 1/2 in. (442 mm x 318 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 191 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Joseph Slater (circa 1779-1837), Painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 127 portraits.
- NPG D20580: Sir James Buller East, 2nd Bt (from same plate)
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