Richard Payne Knight
6 of 6 portraits of Richard Payne Knight
Richard Payne Knight
by Edward Scriven, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 30 May 1811 (1805)
14 7/8 in. x 12 3/4 in. (377 mm x 325 mm) plate size; 21 5/8 in. x 15 in. (548 mm x 380 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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Sitterback to top
- Richard Payne Knight (1751-1824), Art collector and writer. Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- T. Cadell & W. Davies (active 1795-1817), Publishers. Artist associated with 235 portraits.
- William Evans (active 1797-1856), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 208 portraits.
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