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Joseph Clayton Jennings (later Jennyns)
by and published by William Say, after Samuel Woodforde Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 10 September 1807
15 in. x 11 in. (381 mm x 278 mm) plate size; 21 1/4 in. x 15 5/8 in. (541 mm x 397 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Whitin Fund, 1955
- William Say (1768-1834), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 261 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Samuel Woodforde (1763-1817), Painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
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