1 of 3 portraits of Michael Keeling
by William Ward, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, early 19th century
12 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. (324 mm x 272 mm) plate size; 13 1/8 in. x 11 in. (333 mm x 279 mm) paper size
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- Michael Keeling (1750-1820), Portrait painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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