© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Humphry Davy, Bt
by Charles Turner, after Henry Howard Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1835
8 5/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (219 mm x 131 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Henry Howard (1769-1847), Painter. Artist associated with 28 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- NPG D1729: Sir Humphry Davy, Bt (from same plate)
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