6 of 11 portraits of Gilbert Wakefield
by Robert Dunkarton, published by Hannah Macklin (née Kenting), after William Artaud
mezzotint, published 1802
20 1/8 in. x 14 in. (511 mm x 357 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 2010
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Sitterback to top
- Gilbert Wakefield (1756-1801), Scholar and controversialist. Sitter in 11 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- William Artaud (1763-1823), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 19 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Robert Dunkarton (circa 1744-1811?), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist associated with 164 portraits.
- Hannah Macklin (née Kenting) (died 1808), Printer and publisher. Artist associated with 5 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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