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Thomas Stephen Atwood
by and published by Charles Knight, after Martin Cregan Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1825
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Thomas Stephen Atwood (1759-1826), Rector of Buckworth and Morborne, Hants, and minister of Hammersmith. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Martin Cregan (1788-1870), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- Charles Knight (1742 or 1743-in or after 1826), Stipple engraver. Artist associated with 35 portraits.
- NPG D7436: Thomas Stephen Atwood (from same plate)
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