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John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll and Greenwich
by Jacobus Houbraken, after William Aikman Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, 1735
- William Aikman (1682-1731), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
- Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), Engraver. Artist associated with 433 portraits.
- NPG D7094: John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll and Greenwich (from same plate)
- NPG D21422: John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll and Greenwich (from same plate)
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