1 portrait of James Martineau
by and published by James Stephenson, published by and after Charles Agar
mezzotint, published 1847 (1846)
16 3/8 in. x 12 in. (415 mm x 304 mm) plate size; 22 in. x 17 1/4 in. (560 mm x 439 mm) paper size
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- James Martineau (1805-1900), Unitarian minister and writer. Sitter in 11 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Greater Manchester (Art Union Repository, 104 King Street, Manchester)
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