© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin
by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Henry Meyer Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1831
10 7/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (276 mm x 187 mm)
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt
- William Holl Sr (1771-1838), Engraver. Artist associated with 126 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Holl Jr (1807-1871), Engraver. Artist associated with 176 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 278 portraits.
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