Francis William Ogilvie-Grant, 6th Earl of Seafield
by Edward Scriven, published by George Maitland, after Thomas Phillips Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1825
16 1/8 in. x 12 in. (411 mm x 306 mm) plate size; 22 7/8 in. x 17 in. (582 mm x 432 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1956
- George Maitland (active 1825), Publisher. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 208 portraits.
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