© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Camden Edwards, after John Jackson Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1830
6 1/2 in. x 4 5/8 in. (165 mm x 119 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 12 1/8 in. (440 mm x 309 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1961
- John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Sitter in 22 portraits, Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- William Camden Edwards (1777-1855), Engraver. Artist associated with 46 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 230 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
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