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Charles Watkin Williams Wynn
by William Ward, after Sir Martin Archer Shee Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1835
- Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850), Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- William Ward (1766-1826), Engraver; father of William James Ward. Artist associated with 167 portraits.
- NPG D7855: Charles Watkin Williams Wynn (from same plate)
- NPG D36226: Charles Watkin Williams Wynn (from same plate)
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Art and science
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