John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth
by Thomas Cheesman, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after Michael Keeling Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1816
15 1/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (385 mm x 282 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (410 mm x 298 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Thomas Cheesman (1760-circa 1834), Engraver. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Robert Cribb & Son (active 1804-1829), Publishers. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
- Michael Keeling (1750-1820), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1 portrait, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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