© National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol
by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after John Vanderbank Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving and etching, 1739
14 3/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (374 mm x 235 mm) plate size; 21 3/8 in. x 14 5/8 in. (544 mm x 372 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), Engraver. Artist associated with 435 portraits.
- John & Paul Knapton (active 1735-1789), Booksellers and publishers. Artist associated with 290 portraits.
- John Vanderbank (1694-1739), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 96 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- NPG D40539: Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol (from same plate)
- NPG D40801: Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol (from same plate)
- NPG D42908: Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol (from same plate)
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