Henry Edward Fox

1 portrait of Henry Edward Fox

Henry Edward Fox, by Charles Turner, published by  Colnaghi & Co, after  Thomas Phillips, published 17 August 1805 - NPG D37786 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henry Edward Fox

by Charles Turner, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 17 August 1805
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (353 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 16 in. x 11 5/8 in. (406 mm x 295 mm) paper size
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NPG D37786


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  • Colnaghi & Co (active 1809-1835), Publishers. Artist associated with 100 portraits.
  • Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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