© National Portrait Gallery, London
'A peep behind the curtain at the Widow Belmour'
by James Sayers Click on the links below to find out more
etching, December 1790
10 5/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (269 mm x 190 mm) plate size; 11 3/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (290 mm x 211 mm) paper size
- James Sayers (1748-1823), Artist. Artist associated with 191 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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