© National Portrait Gallery, London
James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger
by Benjamin Holl, published by Charles Sweet, after Charles Penny Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 25 November 1824
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Benjamin Holl (1808-1884), Engraver. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
- Charles Penny (active 1818-1825), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 17 portraits.
- Charles Sweet (active 1824-1829), Carver and gilder. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- NPG D19188: James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger (from same plate)
- NPG D7150: James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger (from same plate)
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