© 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
21 1/2 in. x 16 3/8 in. (546 mm x 416 mm) plate size; 28 3/4 in. x 20 1/2 in. (729 mm x 520 mm) paper size
- 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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