© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer
by Paul Gauci Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, mid 19th century
16 1/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (410 mm x 302 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1958
- Paul Gauci (circa 1807-1875), Painter and lithographer. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- NPG D42007: Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer (from same stone)
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