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William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam
by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after William Owen Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1818 (1817)
16 3/4 in. x 12 5/8 in. (425 mm x 322 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- William Owen (1769-1825), Painter. Artist associated with 97 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- NPG 4979: William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam (after)
- NPG D36958: William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam (from same plate)
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