© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Julius Angerstein
by William Thomas Fry, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1822
8 1/2 in. x 5 3/4 in. (216 mm x 146 mm)
- William Thomas Fry (1789-1843), Engraver. Artist associated with 62 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
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