© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Wilson-Patten, Baron Winmarleigh
by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by Thomas Agnew, after John Bostock Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1838
20 7/8 in. x 15 1/2 in. (530 mm x 393 mm) plate size; 25 1/8 in. x 18 3/4 in. (637 mm x 475 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs. Thomas Agnew, 1932
- Thomas Agnew (1794-1871), Art dealer. Artist associated with 59 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Bostock (1808-1872), Painter. Artist associated with 24 portraits.
- Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), Engraver. Artist associated with 126 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- NPG D37059: John Wilson-Patten, Baron Winmarleigh (from same plate)
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