© National Portrait Gallery, London
William Van Mildert
by Thomas Goff Lupton, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1831
21 1/8 in. x 16 in. (535 mm x 407 mm) plate size; 24 3/4 in. x 18 7/8 in. (628 mm x 478 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1929
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), Engraver. Artist associated with 126 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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