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Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle
published by William Richardson, after Thomas Murray Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1811
7 3/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. (190 mm x 135 mm) plate size; 8 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (213 mm x 150 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Thomas Murray (1663-1735), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter associated with 7 portraits.
- William Richardson (active 1777-1814), Bookseller, printseller and auctioneer. Artist associated with 396 portraits.
- NPG D326: Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle (from same plate)
- NPG D329: Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle (from same plate)
- NPG D328: Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle (from same plate)
- NPG D20259: Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle (from same plate)
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