© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen
by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1831
20 5/8 in. x 15 5/8 in. (523 mm x 398 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), Engraver. Artist associated with 167 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
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