© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland
by Henry Meyer, after Thomas Phillips Click on the links below to find out more
17 1/2 in. x 13 1/4 in. (443 mm x 337 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
- Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG 1298: George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (after)
- NPG D40922: George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (from same plate)
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