© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont
by Charles Turner, published by John Phillips, after William Derby Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1 December 1825
19 7/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (504 mm x 353 mm) plate size; 20 1/2 in. x 14 3/8 in. (521 mm x 366 mm) plate size
acquired unknown source, 1929
- William Derby (1786-1847), Watercolour and miniature painter. Artist associated with 133 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Phillips (active 1825), Publisher. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
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