© National Portrait Gallery, London
Hon. William Windham
by William Say, after John Hoppner Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1803
14 in. x 10 1/2 in. (355 mm x 266 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Hon. William Windham (1750-1810), Politician; Secretary at War. Sitter associated with 50 portraits.
- John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Artist associated with 213 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- William Say (1768-1834), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 261 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- NPG D19375: Hon. William Windham (from same plate)
- NPG D37055: Hon. William Windham (from same plate)
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