© National Portrait Gallery, London
Edward Bouverie Pusey
published by James Wyatt & Son Click on the links below to find out more
etching, mid 19th century
9 3/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (248 mm x 176 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1956
- Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Church of England clergyman and university professor; a leader of the Oxford Movement. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- James Wyatt & Son (active 1839-1853), Printsellers, publishers, carvers, gilders and picture and looking glass framemakers. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
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Art and science
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