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Susan Knight (née Smith) as Ella Rosenberg in Kenney's 'Ella Rosenberg'
by James Thomson (Thompson), published by C. Chapple, after W. Foster Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1817
8 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. (222 mm x 140 mm) plate size; 8 3/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (222 mm x 137 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- C. Chapple (active 1817-1831), Publisher. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
- W. Foster. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
- James Thomson (Thompson) (baptised 1788-1850), Engraver. Artist associated with 137 portraits.
- NPG D8455: Susan Knight (née Smith) as Ella Rosenberg in Kenney's 'Ella Rosenberg' (from same plate)
- NPG D8456: Susan Knight (née Smith) as Ella Rosenberg in Kenney's 'Ella Rosenberg' (from same plate)
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