© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Thomas Hodgetts, after and published by George Dawe Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 10 June 1818
22 1/8 in. x 15 1/4 in. (563 mm x 388 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1950
- John Fisher (1748-1825), Bishop of Salisbury. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- George Dawe (1781-1829), History and portrait painter. Artist associated with 44 portraits.
- Thomas Hodgetts (active 1801-1846), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
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