© National Portrait Gallery, London
Daniel Isaac Eaton
by William Sharp, after Lemuel Francis Abbott Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1794
5 in. x 3 3/4 in. (127 mm x 95 mm) plate size; 7 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (187 mm x 137 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- Daniel Isaac Eaton (circa 1753-1814), Radical writer and publisher. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Lemuel Francis Abbott (circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Sharp (1749-1824), Engraver. Artist associated with 73 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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