Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon
by William Camden Edwards, published by George Virtue, after James Holmes Click on the links below to find out more
stipple and line engraving, mid 19th century
13 3/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (340 mm x 263 mm) plate size; 17 1/4 in. x 11 3/4 in. (438 mm x 298 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- William Camden Edwards (1777-1855), Engraver. Artist associated with 46 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- James Holmes (1777-1860), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
- George Virtue (1794-1868), Publisher. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
- NPG D39774: Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon (from same plate)
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