© National Portrait Gallery, London
Pick-a-Back (George Byng; Joseph Hume)
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, published 28 January 1835
16 5/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (422 mm x 289 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1900
- George Byng (1764-1847), Politician; MP for Middlesex. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
- Joseph Hume (1777-1855), Doctor and politician; MP for Aberdeen Burghs, Middlesex and Montrose Burghs. Sitter associated with 74 portraits.
- John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 738 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Ducôte & Stephens (active 1829), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 69 portraits.
- Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 952 portraits.
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