© National Portrait Gallery, London
Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth
by and published by Charles Turner, after Sir William Beechey Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1 April 1818
26 1/4 in. x 16 1/2 in. (667 mm x 419 mm) plate size; 26 1/2 in. x 16 3/4 in. (672 mm x 426 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1959
- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 250 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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