© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir James Clark Ross
by R.M. Hodgetts, published by Colnaghi & Co, after John Robert Wildman Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1835
10 1/2 in. x 8 3/8 in. (268 mm x 212 mm) plate size; 13 in. x 10 3/8 in. (331 mm x 265 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- Colnaghi & Co (active 1809-1835), Publishers. Artist associated with 100 portraits.
- R.M. Hodgetts (active 1826-1837), Engraver. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- John Robert Wildman (1788-1843), Artist. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
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