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Charlotte Elizabeth Vandenhoff as Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet'
by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by John Mitchell Click on the links below to find out more
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- M & N Hanhart (active 1839-1882), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 328 portraits.
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1205 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- John Mitchell (active 1832-died 1889), Publisher. Artist associated with 195 portraits.
- NPG D22105: Charlotte Elizabeth Vandenhoff as Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet' (from same plate)
- NPG D22159: Charlotte Elizabeth Vandenhoff as Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet' (from same plate)
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