© National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles William Vane-Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, (1818)
17 in. x 13 in. (432 mm x 331 mm) plate size; 22 3/4 in. x 16 1/4 in. (578 mm x 413 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 191 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- NPG D19173: Charles William Vane-Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (from same plate)
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