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Sir Humphry Davy, Bt
by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1822 (1821)
8 7/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (227 mm x 164 mm) plate size; 13 1/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (334 mm x 247 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- NPG D1731: Sir Humphry Davy, Bt (from same plate)
- NPG D20426: Sir Humphry Davy, Bt (from same plate)
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