© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Philip Kemble as Cato
by John Rogers, published by Thomas Charles Wageman, after T & I Elvey Click on the links below to find out more
stipple and line engraving, published 1822
3 1/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (79 mm x 54 mm) paper size
Given by Bonnie and Robert Meech, 2010
- T & I Elvey (active 1822), Publishers. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- John Rogers (circa 1808-circa 1888), Engraver. Artist associated with 26 portraits.
- Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Artist associated with 262 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
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