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George Henry Law
by William Say, published by Robert Cribb, after Henry William Pickersgill Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1820
13 7/8 in. x 10 in. (354 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 18 1/4 in. x 13 1/2 in. (463 mm x 342 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1951
- Robert Cribb (1755-1827), Framemaker, carver, gilder, printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
- Henry William Pickersgill (1782-1875), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 108 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Say (1768-1834), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 261 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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