© National Portrait Gallery, London
Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester
published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, mid 18th century
14 1/2 in. x 9 in. (367 mm x 228 mm) plate size; 16 5/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (423 mm x 248 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John & Paul Knapton (active 1735-1789), Booksellers and publishers. Artist associated with 290 portraits.
- Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1017 portraits, Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
- NPG D27136: Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester (from same plate)
- NPG D36865: Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester (from same plate)
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