© National Portrait Gallery, London
by and published by Charles Turner, published by Robert Jennings Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1 September 1827
20 1/4 in. x 14 1/8 in. (513 mm x 358 mm) plate size; 26 1/4 in. x 19 in. (667 mm x 482 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1929
- Robert Jennings (active 1811-1851), Publisher, bookseller and printseller. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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