© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Charles Turner, published by James Taylor, after William Brockedon Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1818
19 1/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (487 mm x 353 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1963
- William Brockedon (1787-1854), Painter, writer and inventor. Artist associated with 112 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- James Taylor (active early 19th century), Publisher. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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