7 of 9 portraits of Davies Gilbert
by Samuel Cousins, after Henry Howard
12 5/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (320 mm x 239 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Davies Gilbert (1767-1839), Scientist and antiquary; President of the Royal Society. Sitter in 9 portraits.
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