© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Angell James
by Robert Cooper, published by and after William Derby Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1820
13 1/2 in. x 11 3/8 in. (344 mm x 288 mm) plate size; 19 3/8 in. x 14 3/8 in. (493 mm x 364 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1929
- Robert Cooper (active 1795-died 1828), Historical and portrait engraver. Artist associated with 184 portraits.
- William Derby (1786-1847), Watercolour and miniature painter. Artist associated with 133 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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