© National Portrait Gallery, London
Peter King, 7th Baron King of Ockham
by Maxim Gauci, printed by Graf & Soret, after Eden Upton Eddis Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph heightened with red and white, 1833
18 5/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (472 mm x 337 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Eden Upton Eddis (1812-1901), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 101 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Maxim Gauci (1776-1854), Lithographer. Artist associated with 85 portraits.
- Graf & Soret (active 1833-1856), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
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