attributed to Gideon Algernon Mantell Click on the links below to find out more
pencil and chalk, circa 1830
10 1/2 in. x 7 1/4 in. (267 mm x 184 mm)
Given by Gordon H. Brown, 1980
- Davies Gilbert (1767-1839), Scientist and antiquary; President of the Royal Society. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790-1852), Obstetrician, geologist and palaeontologist. Artist associated with 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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