© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester
by John Jones, published by William Austin, after Gilbert Stuart Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 20 January 1790
20 1/8 in. x 14 3/8 in. (510 mm x 365 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1949
- William Austin (1721-1820), Drawing master and engraver. Artist associated with 14 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Jones (circa 1745-1797), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 91 portraits.
- Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), Painter. Artist associated with 60 portraits.
- NPG D38181: George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester (from same plate)
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