© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Henry Johnstone as Sir Callaghan in 'Love a la mode'
by William Ward, after Sir Martin Archer Shee Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1803
- Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850), Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- William Ward (1766-1826), Engraver; father of William James Ward. Artist associated with 167 portraits.
- NPG D3180: John Henry Johnstone as Sir Callaghan in 'Love a la mode' (from same plate)
- NPG D3178: John Henry Johnstone as Sir Callaghan in 'Love a la mode' (from same plate)
- NPG D3179: John Henry Johnstone as Sir Callaghan in 'Love a la mode' (from same plate)
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