by John Godefroy, after François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard
stipple engraving, early 19th century
13 1/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (333 mm x 248 mm) plate size; 14 5/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (371 mm x 283 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
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