© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Parker, 1st Earl of Morley
by William Say, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, after Frederick Richard Say Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 2 May 1831
15 3/4 in. x 12 3/8 in. (401 mm x 314 mm) plate size; 23 5/8 in. x 17 1/2 in. (599 mm x 443 mm) paper size
Given by Mrs Masterman, 1964
- Colnaghi, Son & Co (active 1826-1835), Publishers. Artist associated with 72 portraits.
- Frederick Richard Say (1805-1868), Engraver. Artist associated with 45 portraits.
- William Say (1768-1834), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 261 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- NPG D11335: John Parker, 1st Earl of Morley (from same plate)
- NPG D39037: John Parker, 1st Earl of Morley (from same plate)
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