© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Henry Robinson, published by Dawe & Gowar (Gower), after William Owen Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, 1827-1850
13 in. x 10 in. (330 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 17 1/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (434 mm x 298 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- William Howley (1766-1848), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 24 portraits.
- Dawe & Gowar (Gower) (active circa 1825-1850), Publishers. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- William Owen (1769-1825), Painter. Artist associated with 97 portraits.
- John Henry Robinson (1796-1871), Engraver. Artist associated with 118 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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