© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir William Curtis, 1st Bt
by George Cruikshank, published by Edward Knight Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching, published 12 August 1822
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- George Cruikshank (1792-1878), Caricaturist and illustrator. Artist associated with 26 portraits, Sitter in 32 portraits.
- Edward Knight (active 1812-1822), Publisher. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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