© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir George Howard
by James Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
13 7/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (353 mm x 260 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- James Watson (circa 1740-1790), Engraver. Artist associated with 193 portraits.
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