George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1759 (1759)
15 3/8 in. x 11 in. (389 mm x 278 mm) plate size; 15 5/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (398 mm x 281 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- James Macardell (1727 or 1728-1765), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 291 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- NPG D39982: George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville (from same plate)
- NPG D39983: George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville (from same plate)
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