© National Portrait Gallery, London
Princess Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa, Duchess of Cambridge
by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Dean & Munday, after John Partridge Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1818
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1926
- Dean & Munday (active circa 1816-1827), Publishers. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- John Partridge (1789-1872), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 41 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- James Thomson (Thompson) (baptised 1788-1850), Engraver. Artist associated with 136 portraits.
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