© National Portrait Gallery, London
Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster
by Henry Meyer, after John Jackson, after John Hoppner Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1811
15 in. x 12 7/8 in. (380 mm x 326 mm) plate size; 19 in. x 15 1/4 in. (482 mm x 386 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1908
- John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Artist associated with 214 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
- NPG D37825: Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster (from same plate)
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