© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Charles Knowles, 1st Bt
by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson Click on the links below to find out more
14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (356 mm x 257 mm) plate size; 16 3/4 in. x 12 5/8 in. (424 mm x 322 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- Thomas Hudson (1701-1779), Portrait painter and art collector. Artist associated with 182 portraits.
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