Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton
by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard, after Sir Peter Lely Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1830 (circa 1661)
14 7/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (378 mm x 267 mm) plate size; 17 1/4 in. x 11 5/8 in. (438 mm x 296 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Harding & Lepard (active 1826-1836), Publishers. Artist associated with 73 portraits.
- Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 841 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
- John Henry Robinson (1796-1871), Engraver. Artist associated with 118 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- NPG 681: Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton (source portrait)
- NPG D29341: Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton (from same plate)
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