© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Ronald Craufurd Ferguson
by and published by Anthony Cardon, after Richard Cosway Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 2 April 1810
16 1/8 in. x 12 1/2 in. (408 mm x 318 mm) plate size; 19 1/4 in. x 13 3/8 in. (489 mm x 340 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1955
- Anthony Cardon (1772-1813), Engraver and print publisher. Artist associated with 67 portraits.
- Richard Cosway (1742-1821), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 96 portraits, Sitter in 15 portraits.
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