© National Portrait Gallery, London
by M. de Clauson, after John Flaxman Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 1833 (1779)
14 1/2 in. x 10 1/2 in. (367 mm x 267 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 12 1/8 in. (448 mm x 308 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Sitter in 22 portraits, Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- M. de Clauson (active 1833). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Artist associated with 14 portraits, Sitter in 22 portraits.
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