© National Portrait Gallery, London
James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde
by Edward Scriven, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
etching and stipple engraving, published 1824
14 7/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (378 mm x 266 mm) plate size; 17 in. x 12 in. (433 mm x 306 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 208 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- NPG D29358: James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde (from same plate)
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