Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork

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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork, after Unknown artist, 1731-1733 - NPG D924 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1731-1733
13 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (349 mm x 249 mm) plate size; 15 1/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (384 mm x 273 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1869
Reference Collection
NPG D924


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