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Robert Fountain (or Fountaine) Elwin
by Henry Edward Dawe, published by William Freeman, after George Clint Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, mid 19th century
14 in. x 9 7/8 in. (357 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 16 7/8 in. x 12 1/2 in. (428 mm x 318 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1963
- George Clint (1770-1854), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Henry Edward Dawe (1790-1848), Painter and printmaker. Artist associated with 61 portraits.
- William Freeman (active 1828), Printseller. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- NPG D1833: Robert Fountain (or Fountaine) Elwin (from same plate)
- NPG D36177: Robert Fountain (or Fountaine) Elwin (from same plate)
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