Elizabeth Godden (née Houghton), Lady Taylor
by Frederick Bromley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint and etching, 1862 (circa 1775)
9 1/2 in. x 7 in. (242 mm x 179 mm) plate size; 19 5/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (500 mm x 350 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Frederick Bromley (active 1832-1870), Engraver. Artist associated with 26 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- NPG D41836: Elizabeth Godden (née Houghton), Lady Taylor (from same plate)
- NPG D41837: Elizabeth Godden (née Houghton), Lady Taylor (from same plate)
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