8 of 13 portraits of John Hoppner
by Charles Turner, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1805 (circa 1800)
12 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (326 mm x 252 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Sitter in 13 portraits, Artist associated with 214 portraits.
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