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'Mr Burke's pair of spectacles for short-sighted politicians'

16 of 30 portraits of William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland

'Mr Burke's pair of spectacles for short-sighted politicians', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell, published 12 May 1791 - NPG D9559 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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'Mr Burke's pair of spectacles for short-sighted politicians'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 12 May 1791
14 in. x 9 7/8 in. (355 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 15 1/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (383 mm x 276 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1905
Reference Collection
NPG D9559


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  • Thomas Cornell (active 1780-1792). Artist associated with 59 portraits.
  • James Sayers (1748-1823), Artist. Artist associated with 188 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.