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John Philip Kemble as Rolla
by Thomas Charles Wageman, published by Simpkin and Marshall, after Benjamin Holl Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1824
5 3/8 in. x 4 in. (137 mm x 102 mm) paper size
Given by Bonnie and Robert Meech, 2010
- Benjamin Holl (1808-1884), Engraver. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
- Simpkin and Marshall (active 1818-1831), Publishers. Artist associated with 61 portraits.
- Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Artist associated with 262 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
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