© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Brooks, after James Latham Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1730-1756
11 1/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (286 mm x 208 mm)
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- George Berkeley (1685-1753), Philosopher; Bishop of Cloyne. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- John Brooks (circa 1710-after 1756), Engraver and print publisher. Artist associated with 35 portraits.
- James Latham (1696-1747), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
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