Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox
by Edward Scriven, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), published by and after Charles Ambrose Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published August 1825
14 3/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (365 mm x 275 mm) plate size; 19 1/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (485 mm x 338 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1956
- Charles Ambrose (active 1824-1848), Painter and draughstman. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- McQueen (Macqueen) (active 1819-1872), Printers. Artist associated with 70 portraits.
- Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 208 portraits.
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