© National Portrait Gallery, London
Robert Barclay Allardice
by R.M. Hodgetts, after James William Giles Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, mid 19th century
14 5/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (375 mm x 273 mm)
Purchased with help from the Whitin Fund, 1954
- James William Giles (1801-1870), Lithographer. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- R.M. Hodgetts (active 1826-1837), Engraver. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
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