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Arthur Trumbull Hill, 3rd Marquess of Downshire ('A view of Hill near Downshire')
by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
13 3/4 in. x 9 7/8 in. (350 mm x 250 mm) plate size; 15 in. x 10 3/8 in. (382 mm x 263 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Richard Dighton (1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 270 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 934 portraits.
- NPG D8743: Arthur Trumbull Hill, 3rd Marquess of Downshire ('A view of Hill near Downshire') (from same plate)
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