© National Portrait Gallery, London
Mary (née Panton), Duchess of Ancaster
by Charles Spooner, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
13 3/4 in. x 9 7/8 in. (350 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 18 7/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (478 mm x 336 mm) paper size
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- Charles Spooner (died 1767), Irish mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 31 portraits.
- NPG D14884: Mary (née Panton), Duchess of Ancaster (from same plate)
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